Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home

posted August 5, 2014

Make a note to yourself, now: Next year, get to Bucksport, Maine, for Wunderkino. The wonders on offer at the events this year included historic film from law-enforcement training, amateur “home movies,” and Egyptian archaeological digs.

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Coming to a Website Near You: Tornadic Vortex Signature

posted July 24, 2014

Thanks to a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, the National Severe Storms Laboratory will preserve footage of the 1973 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado that helped scientists improve the ability to forecast tornado activity

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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.

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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.

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posted January 6, 2014

Caylin Smith asks Thomson & Craighead (Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead) about their goals in repurposing "found" online data and video to create artworks for the Digital Age. How are they using online networks and social-information vehicles. And how are they handling the tricky business of preserving "born digital" audio-visual art works?

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More from Wunderkino 2013 – Hunt’n n Fish’n

posted August 19, 2013

Some of the earliest films were of a combative nature – there were boxing films, train-robbery films, and – as one of the most accomplished of early-film historians, Paul Spehr, described at this year’s Wunderkino, a gathering run by Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, Maine – films pitched at hunters and fishermen.

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Wunderkino 2013 – What You May Have Missed

posted August 18, 2013

Oliver Gaycken discusses a genre of film you may not have known existed: Depictions of the latest in forestry science that government agencies and lumber companies made in the mid-20th century.

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It’s the Reel Thing

posted June 17, 2013

The Reel Thing is the real thing, when it comes to symposiums on technical issues relating to moving-image archiving.

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Wunderkino 2013: Visions of Travel and Mobility

posted June 14, 2013

It's almost time to go to Bucksport, Maine, for the annual "Wunderkino," a much-admired, multi-disciplinary gathering of devotees of moving-image history, theory, and preservation.

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Martin Scorsese Delivers Jefferson Lecture – Today

posted March 31, 2013

Today, Monday April 1 2013, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese delivers this year’s National Endowment for the Humanities 2013 Jefferson Lecture. And the event will be streamed live and free of charge at 7:30pm, US East Coast time. Viewers can also join the conversation about film and the humanities via Twitter at #JeffLec2013. The Jefferson Lecture

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