The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and NYU Cinema Studies / Tisch School of the Arts
The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films
May 10-11, 2013
at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine St., Hollywood
8pm, Friday, May 10th
Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason (1967)
newly restored by the Academy Film Archive and Milestone
"This is a picture I can save forever. I will have one beautiful thing that is my own."
Dennis Doros (Milestone Films) and filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Freidman, & Robert Fiore
Saturday, May 11th -- 10:30 am to 11 pm
- Building the Hollywoodland Sign (Fox newsfilm footage, 1923) from the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections
- * The Bishop of Hollywood (Fred Caldwell, 1924) a rediscovered short from the five-film series produced by "Hollywood Comedies"
- The Love Charm (1928) two-strip Technicolor; NFPF New Zealand rediscovery
- Felix Ferdinando and His Orchestra in Musical Moments (Bristolphone, 1930) projected on an original Western Electric/Vitaphone 16mm sound-on-disk system
- When the Organ Played “Oh Promise Me” (ca. 1943) sole surviving Auroratone
- * City Harvest (OWI, ca. 1943-44) "victory gardening" in Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods; new 35mm print
- * Two: A Film Fable (Satyajit Ray, 1964) short for Esso World Theatre
- * Help! My Snowman's Burning Down (Carson Davidson, 1964)
- female-narrated trailers: The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967), Helga (1968), Fantastic Planet (1973), et al.
- * A Place to Stand 70mm multiscreen film for Expo '67
- home movies of Expo 67 (1967) collected by Walter Forsberg and his remakes of same
- excerpt from The Shape of Films to Come (CBS, 1968) Walter Cronkite-narrated documentary about the expanded cinema at Expo 67, made for the TV series The Twenty-first Century and distributed by McGraw-Hill as a classroom film
- Transformations (Ralph Sargent for IBM, 1968) introduced by the director
- Hey Mama (Vaughn Obern, 1969) UCLA student film about Black Venice
- * Shit (Penelope Spheeris, 1969) introduced by the director
- excerpt from Don't Bank on Amerika (Peter Biskind, 1970) from UC Santa Barbara Film Archive
- From Here to There (Saul Bass, 1970)
- footage of the Hollywood Gay Pride Parade (Pat Rocco, 1971)
- What About Thad? (BYU Motion Picture Studio, 1973)
- Naked Yoga (Paul Cordsen, 1974) excerpt, Best Documentary Short Subject
- * Exploratorium (Jon Boorstin, 1974) introduced by the director
- Mission to Mongo (Jim Hoberman, 1978) from Anthology Film Archives
- Being Alone (Bonneville Productions, 1980) two-minute TV spot for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Lead In wraparounds for Black Entertainment Television (Thom Eubank and Saundra Sharp, 1981)
- a New Orleans Super8 home movie (Helen Hill, ca. 2000-2003)
- excerpt from Rick Prelinger's work in progress No More Road Trips?
- and more. . .
* = preserved by the Academy Film Archive
Talks by Academy curators, including Josef Lindner, Lynne Kirste, Mark Toscano, Sean Savage, Ed Carter, Heather Linville, Brian Meacham, Cassie Blake, and Tessa Idlewine, with May Haduong.
From co-host NYU: Walter Forsberg and Dan Streible.
From UCLA: Jan-Christopher Horak, Mark Quigley, Todd Wiener, Snowden Becker.
Plus, Rick Prelinger, Jacqueline Stewart (Northwestern U), filmmaker Jon Boorstin, artist S. Pearl Sharp, Ralph Sargent (Film Technology Co.), Priya Jaikumar (University of Southern California), Hadrian Belove (the Cinefamily), Dino Everett (USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive), Jeff Lambert (NFPF), Liz Keim and Kathleen Maguire (the Exploratorium), Ross Melnick and Chuck Wolfe (UC Santa Barbara Film Archive), + pianist Michael Mortilla.
Thanks to Mike Pogorzelski and Randy Haberkamp.
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Theme: Materiality and the Moving ImageKeynote: Tom Gunning
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and -- Call for Presentations coming April 2013 --
Orphans 9 -- The Future of Obsolescence
Amsterdam / March 30 - April 2, 2014
Film Institute Netherlands
Spy inside. on the river IJ.
1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands