May 12, 2019

Orphans | RADICALS | The Program

Here's the official program. Registration is open to all.  

Click here to join an international gathering of archivists, curators, scholars, artists, and others dedicated to saving, studying, and screening radically diverse types of neglected works. 

a special edition of the NYU Orphan Film Symposium

at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna, June 6-8, 2019

Thursday, June 6
15:00 to 21:00 Registration at Filmmuseum (Augustinerstraße 1)

19:00  Movements, a program in the film series “There are no rules!” Restored and Revisited Avant-Garde Films from the Netherlands.
Introduced by curator Simona Monizza (EYE Netherlands Film Museum)

20:30 Symposium reception party at Filmmuseum lobby and bar

21:30 Film Program 0
•  A Few Drunkards at the Mars Bar (Masha Godovannaya, US, 2001, 1 min) Introduced by Masha Godovannaya as homage to Jonas Mekas.

•  tx-reverse (Martin Reinhart & Virgil Widrich, Austria, 2018, 5 min) Introduced by Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich.

Friday, June 7
8:30 Registration opens at Filmmuseum (coffee & croissant discount offer)

9:30 Session 0: Welcome and opening remarks
Michael Loebenstein (Austrian Film Museum), Dan Streible (NYU Cinema Studies)
Why Radicals?

10:00 Session 1
Grazia Ingravalle (Brunel University London) British or Indian Colonial Film Heritage? Towards a Decolonization of Film Archiving and Curation   
• Panorama of Calcutta, India, from the River Ganges
(Warwick Trading Co., UK, 1899, 35mm, 2 min)

Kaveh Askari (Michigan State University) & Hadi Gharabaghi (New York University) MSU and National Iranian Radio and Television’s Iran Film Series: Ancient Iran: Part 2, 3000-800 BC (Margaret Mehring and Mohammad Ali Issari, US/Iran, 1977) 

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 Session 2
Brian Meacham (Yale Film Study Center) & Josh Morton (filmmaker) Radical Theater: The Black Panthers, New Haven, and Puppet Show (Josh Morton, US, 1970, 16mm, 9 min)

Kimberly Tarr (NYU Libraries) Angela Davis Report (DDR, 1972, 16mm, 19 min) new preservation from the Communist Party of the United States of America Collection  

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Session 3
Thomas Christensen & Katrine Madsbjerg (Danish Film Institute) Unidentified International Socialists, or: How Uncle Sam Traveled from Vienna to Copenhagen: Onkel Sams Wienerrejse (Uncle Sam's Trip to Vienna, Austria, 1931) 

Enrique Fibla-Gutierrez (Filmoteca de Catalunya) & Pablo La Parra-Pérez (Elías Querejeta Film School) The Wretched of the Spanish Earth: Fragments from Spanish Radical Film Archives, 1930s-1970s 
David Landolf & Brigitte Paulowitz (Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern) Amateur Filmmaking for a Greater Cause: René Betge’s Propaganda for the Lebensreform Movement “die neue zeit,” 1929-1939

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Session 4
Tania López Espinal (Cineteca Nacional México) “Viva Cristo Rey!”: Manuel Ramos, 9.5mm Films, and the Cristero War, 1926-1929

José Miguel Palacios (Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago) & Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto (San Francisco State University) Redefining Political Cinemas in Exile: Chilean Filmmakers After 1973
 Pinochet: asesino, fascista, traidor, agente del imperialismo (Sergio Castilla, Sweden, 1974, 16mm, 5 min) print courtesy of the Swedish Film Institute
•  La femme au foyer (The Housewife; Valeria Sarmiento, France, 1976, 23 min) courtesy of Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques
Léa Morin (L'Atelier de l'Observatoire, Casablanca) An Unknown Moroccan Cinema: Mostafa Derkaoui’s Student Films in Poland, 1969-1971
•  Ludzie z piwnicy (People from the Vault, 1969, excerpt)
•  Gdzieś, pewnego dnia (A Day Somewhere, 1971, 35mm, 20 min)

18:00 Conference dinner at Al Caminetto da Mario (Krugerstraße 4)

20:00 Film Program 1 (open to public)
The Black and the Green (St. Clair Bourne, US, 1983, 16mm, 45 min)

Presented by Judith Bourne & Jacob Perlin (Metrograph, NYC)

Saturday, June 8
8:30 Registration opens at Filmmuseum (coffee & croissant discount offer)

9:30 Session 5
Stefanie Zingl (Austrian Film Museum / Ludwig Boltzmann Institute) The Sensation of Color: Mroz short-lived 9.5mm Color Film

Testfilm (Josef Mroz, Austria, 1930, 2 min)
Farbenfilmversuche (Josip Sliškovič, Austria, 1931-32, 5 min)
Giorgio Trumpy, Josephine Diecke, David Pfluger, & Barbara Flueckiger (University of Zurich) Reconsidering Rigid Procedures of Color Film Digitization: Case Studies in Toning, Lenticular Processes, Chromogenic Stocks, and Mroz-Farbenfilm
Sandra Ladwig (University of Applied Arts Vienna) The Amateur’s Provocation of Perception: René Tajoburg’s Irrsinn rot weiss gelb (Frenzy in Red, White, Yellow; Austria, ca. 1970, 6 min)

 10:45 Coffee break

11:15 Session 6
Rommy Albers, Simona Monizza (EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam) & Floris Paalmen (University of Amsterdam) Cineclub Amsterdam Freedom Films at the International Institute of Social History 

Mara Mattuschka & Hans Werner Poschauko (Maria Lassnig Foundation, Vienna) Maria Lassnig's Films in Progress: An Artist's Approach to Restoring Unfinished Works

13:00  Lunch  

14:15 Session 7
Hieyoon Kim (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Toward a New Cinema: The Seoul Film Collective and Film Activism in the 1980s, excerpts from Pannori Arirang (1982) and Surise (South Korea, 1984)

Eva Näripea (National Archives of Estonia / Estonian Academy of Arts) & Hardi Volmer (Nukufilm) Päratrust [Butt Trust] Heritage
•  Kalkar (Estonia, USSR, 1980, 11 min) a punk satire of Tarkovsky’s Stalker
Masha Godovannaya (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) Silent Horizon: Evgeny Yufit and Early Necrorealist Cinema

•  Lesorub (Woodcutter, USSR, 1985, 35mm, 8 min)
•  Vesna (Spring, USSR, 1987, 35mm, 10 min)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session 8
Joachim Schätz (University of Vienna) Avant-garde Mimicry

•  Mit unbekanntem Ziel (Destination Unknown; Austrian Chamber of Commerce & Institute for the Promotion of Trade, Austria, 1963, 35mm, 23 min)
Martin Reinhart (University of Applied Arts Vienna) The Data Loam Project: Challenging the Dystopia of the "Information Age"
Tara Merenda Nelson (Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY) Radical Collaboration: Robert Frank in Rochester

17:00 Session 9: Open discussion about Radicals

18:00 Dinner break

20:00 Film Program 2 (open to public)
•  Tsaar Muhha (Tsar of the Flies; Estonia, USSR, 1981, 3 min) Introduced by Eva Näripea.

•  Premiere screening of a 1930s nitrate iteration of Hans Richter’s Every Day (UK, 1929, 16 min) Introduced by Caroline Fournier (Cinémathèque Suisse).

•  About Us (Robert Frank & VSW students, US, 1972, 16mm, 38 min) Introduced by Tara Merenda Nelson.

21:30 Closing party at Filmmuseum lobby and bar

NB: All silent screenings will be accompanied by Filmmuseum’s resident pianist Elaine Loebenstein.

Registration is open to all.  Click here  for details.