Register early for the 2014 Orphan Film Symposium

Registration is now open for the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, “The Future of Obsolescence,” March 30 through April 2, 2014.
NYU Cinema Studies excitedly announces that the international event will be hosted by EYE, Film Institute Netherlands, at its magnificent new building in Amsterdam!
As always, the symposium brings together some 300 scholars, archivists, and media artists to screen and discuss an eclectic variety of rediscovered, newly preserved film/video/digital artifacts. Screenings come from archives and collections in the Netherlands, Argentina, the Philippines, Russia, Albania, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Colombia, and elsewhere (even the United States). Enjoy dozens of previously neglected films, contextualized by some 50 presenters, in a convivial atmosphere sparked by music, food, and drink.
Registration is open to anyone. But seating is limited, so register early to guarantee your slot. Click here to register.
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One comment to “Register early for the 2014 Orphan Film Symposium”
  1. The symposium opens on Sunday evening, March 30, 2014, with a “film concert” of new preservation work by the EYE archive and restoration staff. Including:
    * experimental animation by Maarten Visser, restored by Simona Monizza, with new music from Ron Sadoff and students from the NYU Film Scoring Program.
    ** world premieres of the new 35mm restorations Clarence Cheats at Croquet (1915, Thanhouser comedy) and
    *** the feature film East Is West (1922), produced by and starring Constance Talmadge, written by Frances Marion, shot by Tony Gaudio, and directed by Sidney Franklin

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