posted September 18, 2012
Want to take a tour of the vaults of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the largest independent film archive in Los Angeles – one large enough to house 250 million tons of film? You can, at least, follow along on Flicker Alley’s, in a post on its website. Clearly a phenomenal place.
posted September 7, 2012
In a Criterion Collection essay, Michael Chaikin considers the films of Norman Mailer.
posted September 7, 2012
The Association of Moving Image Archivists has established a new award, named for one of its stalwarts.
posted August 29, 2012
The Daughter of Dawn, perhaps the only all-Native American cast silent film ever made, has been rediscovered in "shambles" a century after it was made, restored, and now re-presented.
posted August 16, 2012
23-25 August 2012 Los Angeles Registration is still open, but space is limited, for The Reel Thing, one of the premier gatherings devoted to presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. It brings together laboratory technicians, archivists, new-media technologists, and preservationists. But the event has much to offer interested amateurs, too. Organized by
posted August 14, 2012
An American multimedia artist is heading a project to document and preserve a trove of feature and documentary films unearthed in a market garage in Jordan.
posted July 16, 2012
In the Feature Articles pages, there’s a new item by Lan P. Duong, the author of Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism, issued in April by Temple University Press, about the challenges and pleasures of doing research about the history of Vietnamese cinema.
posted July 2, 2012
At the BFI National Archive, a routine search for footage has uncovered an all-but-forgotten 1924 film that featured two of Britain’s most famous Olympic athletes, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, whose lives served as the basis of the Hugh Hudson’s Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire.
posted June 18, 2012
Anime, J-horror, and Japanese personal documentary and "ethnic cinema" have gone global, and that's in good part due to the advent of digital technology.
posted May 22, 2012
New books related to film and other moving-image formats continue to appear at a dizzying rate. On our book pages you can read all about them, and in some cases read about authors’ experiences in searching archives for research material, on film or other media. And, descriptions of many more are coming soon.