Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

 

*Special Offer* Gold Pass for All Five Film Events: Students $20, Community $30

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The restoration of film, television, and digital media are an essential part of preserving our cultural heritage. This five part series will screen classic films from the 1920's through the 1960's and engage expert film archivists to explore the art and philosophy of film preservation.

The preservation and restoration of film, television, and digital media are the work of moving image archivists and archives at public institutions such as the Library of Congress and at private archives held by motion picture studios and networks. With the growth of new digital technologies for storing, preserving, and restoring analog and digital media, archivists have access to more tools than ever before for their work, many of which may raise important philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic questions. “The Future of the Past” series examines the role of motion picture archives historically and contemporarily and raises a series of questions about the ways in which archivists and institutions decide how and why to preserve specific works and how best to present them on a wide range of screens.

This series is the first co-sponsored by the UCSB Film and Video Archive in conjunction with the Carsey-Wolf Center and reflects a growing emphasis on moving image archive studies in the Department of Film and Media Studies. A graduate seminar, Moving Image Archive Studies: Theory, Industry, and Practice­, runs concurrently with this film series.

 

January 15 at 7pm: Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

Guest Speaker: Ross Melnick, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies

Students-$5, Community-$5

 

January 22 at 7pm: The Hoodlum (Max Nosseck, 1950)

Guest Speaker: Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film and TV Archive

Students-$5, Community-$5


February 10 at 3pm: Mary Pickford and Sparrows (William Beaudine, 1926)

*Special*  Live Piano Accompaniment,  Post Event Reception and Book Signing

Guest Speaker: Christel Schmidt, Editor, Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

Students-$10, Community-$20

 

February 26 at 7pm: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

Guest Speaker: Ross Melnick, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies

Students-$5, Community-$5

 

March 12 at 7pm: Wild River (Elia Kazan, 1960)

Guest Speaker: Michael Pogorzelski, Director of Academy Film Archive

Students-$5, Community-$5

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