posted January 1, 2012
North Korean supremo Kim Jong-Il, whose run has just ended, fancied himself a film visionary. He amassed his country's largest collection of films while driving it into devastating famine and poverty.
posted December 2, 2011
Caylin Smith, a North American student in the master's program in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam, reports on her experience there.
posted November 23, 2011
During 25 years of accompanying and composing for silent film and other audio-visual media, Neil Brand has become one of the finest exponents of a century-old art.
posted October 26, 2011
Thanks to the National Film Preservation Foundation – which, by the way, is we, the people – you'll soon be able to see 28 films that have been missing from action.
posted October 11, 2011
"The White Shadow" went missing from screens in the mid-1920s, but now it's back – at least, half of it is. A restoration of the early feature, one of the first film projects featuring Alfred Hitchcock, was a highlight of the just-completed 2011 Pordenone Silent Film Festival. Caylin Smith reports.
posted September 27, 2011
Not all film detectives have been hardboiled men. The woman gumshoe has a history, too. Philippa Gates has canvassed the women of film – and the men – who have broken the cases and put away the crooks.
posted September 7, 2011
Pola Negri's early vehicle, "Mania," Rediscovered and fully restored. She dazzled audiences in her day – even Chaplin and Valentino. Hardly a household name, now, Pola Negri was nonetheless one of the most exotic stars of the silent-film era, famed in the United States and Europe.
posted August 15, 2011
Rwanda has been far from alone in experiencing the horrors of genocide. Now, efforts are under way to advance a long, painful process of national healing by creating an audio-visual record of those events at the Iriba Center for Multicultural Heritage.
posted July 8, 2011
Even a minute of Paul Rotha’s 1936 documentary, Shipyard, provides proof of the English filmmaker’s extraordinary accomplishment. A conference at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, 8-10 September 2011 considers Rotha's legacy.
posted June 14, 2011
12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities Bucksport, Maine, July 28-30 2011 THE CURIOUS WORLD OF DIE WUNDERKAMMER (the “wonder-room” or “miracle chamber”) as Germans termed a collection of objects, specimens, and artifacts that was a precursor of the modern museum, inspires this summer’s Northeast Historic Film’s symposium.