posted March 18, 2011
Why does the Hungarian ruling party want to allow communist-era archives to be destroyed? And who objects?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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