Destroying an Embarrassing Archive

posted March 18, 2011

Why does the Hungarian ruling party want to allow communist-era archives to be destroyed? And who objects?

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UCLA Festival of Preservation

posted March 16, 2011

In Los Angeles until the end of this month (March 2011), you can catch what remains of the outstanding 2011 UCLA Festival of Preservation, with its extraordinary range of the gems that UCLA Film & Television Archive has preserved and restored. Also this month, the Archive is going live with a new, interactive website that

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Preserving the Films of Charles Burnett

posted March 14, 2011

For 40 years, Charles Burnett has been a major American filmmaker – a “visual novelist” of black American life. The restoration and preservation community has helped to insure his legacy, as MIAN reports.

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Academy Honors Kevin Brownlow

posted March 7, 2011

Film preservationists and restorers often labor in obscurity, and certainly rarely win awards as prominent as the Academy Awards. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized archivist, film historian, preservationist, and film maker Kevin Brownlow for his many years of contributions. MIAN joins the many film fans recognizing his legacy.

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Preservationist/Historian Kevin Brownlow Gets Academy Award

posted February 28, 2011

At the Academy Awards ceremony last night, British archivist, film historian, and preservationist Kevin Brownlow was recognized for his many years of contributions. He appeared briefly on stage with fellow recipients of the Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Eli Wallach and Francis Ford Coppola. A fourth honoree, Jean-Luc Godard

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Concern about Hungarian Communist-era Archives

posted February 26, 2011

MIAN reports today on protests by archivists and historians in response to a Hungarian government plan to destroy records kept by the country’s Communist-era security apparatus.

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Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico

posted February 15, 2011

Just a reminder that next week in Tucson, whose average daytime temperature in February is 71F, the Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico symposium will take place. The symposium is a one-day event, but between two nights of film screenings, February 25-26 2011. The symposium focuses on how and why amateur, industrial, educational, and

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Silent Rarities Lovingly Preserved

posted February 12, 2011

Fans of animation have their Comic-Con, sure, but for cineastes there are geek-chic events like Cinecon, Slapsticon, Cinesation, Cinevent, and – over four days each March in wintry Syracuse, New York – Cinefest. Rachel Price talks to Joseph Yranski about this year’s event.

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The Poet of British Film

posted January 13, 2011

Today in the Shorts section of Moving Image Archive News, Keith Beattie describes how he prepared his study of the British director, Humphrey Jennings (1907-1950), who has been described as the foremost poet of British cinema for his documentary films of Britain at peace and war.

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Internship at Blood Audio & Video

posted January 8, 2011

George Blood Audio and George Blood Video, in Philadelphia, a leading provider of audio and video digitization for preservation, has invited applications from graduate students in archives, library, or similar areas of study for its 2011 Summer Internship, which will last for six or eight weeks. According to an announcement posted by the company, candidates

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