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Robert Flaherty’s Irish Talkie Restored

posted July 7, 2014

Long thought lost, "Oidhche Sheanchais" (“A Night of Storytelling”), a 1935 work by Robert Flaherty that was the first “talkie” in irish Gaelic, and was made during the production of Flaherty's much better-known classic, "Man of Aran," has been restored and screened. MORE >>

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Watching the Beat Cops, at Wunderkino 2014

posted July 2, 2014

For the sake of house and home, “I Might Recommend Installing A Peephole.” At Wunderkino 2014 in Bucksport, Maine, Travis Wagner will talk about a set of police training films, and why some are more faded than others. MORE >>


New Books on Moving Images and Archiving

posted July 1, 2014

New books on moving-image works and related issues of discovery, archiving, preservation, and restoration run like wine. Here are some books that have appeared this year. MORE >>

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Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home

posted June 27, 2014

Just how wondrous film can be, in ways and styles that generally escape attention, is the constant theme of Wunderkino. The three-day event makes a winning summer jaunt to Bucksport, Maine. MORE >>

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The War Films of Indiana

posted June 8, 2014

Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive has launched a digital, online repository of propaganda films from World War II. “WWII Propaganda Films and IU: Audiovisual Production, Circulation, and Education in the 1940s”, whose opening has been timed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, focuses on the university’s use of mass MORE >>


Taking Aim at the Frackers

posted May 30, 2014

Take Anna Broinowski's word for it: If you want to make a great protest film, you can supercharge your agitprop with techniques you can learn from... North Korea? MORE >>


The U.S. Library of Congress, from the Inside

posted May 10, 2014

The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center of the U.S. Library of Congress features its a huge collection of moving-image and sound recordings on a new blog, Now See Hear! MORE >>

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Peter Sellers Skips from a Dumpster

posted May 1, 2014

Two long-lost films from the beginning of Peter Sellers’ career that have not been shown publicly in almost 60 years have just been screened again. But only after surviving by unlikely good fortune. MORE >>

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British Pathé Throws Its Archive Up

posted April 23, 2014

To increase awareness and use of its archive of historic film news and information, British Pathé has placed its entire catalog of 85,000 films and clips on YouTube. MORE >>


Notes on archiving, collecting, and whatnot

posted April 13, 2014

Among all the things anyone thinks to preserve, catalog, and exhibit, what would be the last? The answer is among these notes on archiving and related issues and developments that are currently in the news. MORE >>