Archive • September 2016

Western Balkans Film Archives Need Help

posted September 27, 2016

Tomka dhe Shokët e tij (Tomka and His Friends), Xhanfise Keko, 1977

Since 2012, the Albanian Cinema Project has been working to save the little-known legacy of Albanian film. Now it is expanding to help preserve the moving-image record of the whole of the Western Balkans, and is building regional partnerships among moving-image archives by holding workshops for archivists, the first during October, in Tirana, Albania. And it needs help to buy a film scanner that will stay in the region and enable high-resolution scanning of threatened films.

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The Oddball Worlds of Film Collectors

posted September 26, 2016

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Inside their “strange, wonderful, cluttered little film worlds,” America’s oddball film collectors hoard possessions apparently dearer to them than any human, write Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph in "A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies."

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