[Frameworks] Los Angeles: Celebrating Orphan Films: The Orphan Film Symposium West, May 13-14

From: Adam Hyman <amleon13_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 13:40:30 -0700

This weekend!
Only $10 for 4 sessions! Once in a lifetime opportunities to see some of
this material.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive, New York University, and Los Angeles
Filmforum, present
Celebrating Orphan Films: The Orphan Film Symposium West

Dan Streible, founder, Orphan Film Symposium, plus 25 experts showing more
than 40 seldom-seen films.
Friday May 13 ­ Saturday May 14
For details and tickets, please see the UCLA Film & Television website at
Where: At the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theater, at the
UCLA Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to partner with Los Angeles
Filmforum and New York University's Orphan Film Symposium to present an
eclectic mix of screenings and discussions at the Billy Wilder Theater.
The Orphan Film Project consists of ongoing collaborations among archivists,
lab and technology experts, scholars, filmmakers, curators and collectors
with a shared passion for saving and screening neglected films from outside
the commercial mainstream: home movies, outtakes, news film, sponsored
works, silent-era cinema, fragments and experimental films.
Join archivists, film historians, artists, technical experts and scholars as
they discuss their efforts in finding, researching and presenting these rare
Passes are only $10!
One pass admits you to all "Celebrating Orphan Films" events throughout the
Partial Program:
(Program order subject to change‹more to be added; check back for frequent
Friday Evening (7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
* Selections from the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research
Collections, including Fox Movietone newsreel outtakes and Light Cavalry
Girl, a Chinese propaganda film featuring a troupe of young women on
* Heidi Rae Cooley (University of South Carolina) presents The Augustas (ca.
1930s-'50s), a remarkable compilation from Augusta, Georgia by amateur
filmmaker and traveling salesman Scott Nixon.
* Experimental films preserved by BB Optics and NYU Moving Image Archiving
and Preservation students, including works by pioneering computer artist
Lillian Schwartz.
* Muzak (1972), a sponsored film featuring interviews with executives of
America's "efficiency through music" corporation. Courtesy of the Reserve
Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing
* And Then They Forgot God (1971), an outré religious telefilm featuring
Joseph Campanella, Beverly Garland and Adam West, presented by writer Paul
Saturday Morning (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
* A presentation on graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass by
Jan-Christopher Horak (Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive).
* Home movies shot in Hawaii in the 1940s and '50s by African American
aviator and entertainer Marie Dickerson Coker. Presented by Leah M. Kerr
(Director of Collections, Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum) and Trisha
Lendo (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
* Newly preserved Super 8 films by animator Helen Hill, shot around New
Orleans before and after Katrina (2004-05), presented by Center for Home
* A rare presentation of 28mm films: home movies, circa 1920, found in New
Hampshire, and projected on an authentic 1918 motor-driven Pathéscope New
Premier 28mm projector. Presented by Dino Everett (Archivist, Hugh M. Hefner
Moving Image Archive, University of Southern California).
Saturday Afternoon (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
* Orphan films An overview of 1960s newsreels from private collections,
including a screening of the last theatrically released Hearst Metrotone
Newsreel. Presented by Blaine Bartell (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
* New York Street Scenes (Hearst Metrotone News, 1960) preserved by UCLA
Film & Television Archive, presented by Roger L. Brown (UCLA Moving Image
Archive Studies), with NYC Street Scenes and Noises (Fox Movietone News,
* Rare local television screenings presented by the panel of Dan Einstein
(UCLA Film & Television Archive), Stephanie Sapienza (CPB) and Mark J.
Williams (Dartmouth).
* A panel featuring preservationists Bill Brand (BB Optics), Ross Lipman
(UCLA Film & Television Archive) and Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive) and
a screening of the David Wojnarowicz¹s A Fire in My Belly (1987) from NYU
Fales Library.
* A screening of the 1960s-era UCLA student film Patient 411. Director
Ronald Raley will introduce and discuss the film¹s cinematography by famous
UCLA film major, Jim Morrison of the Doors.
Saturday Evening (7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
* The missing reel from The Passaic Textile Strike (1926), rediscovered in
NYU Tamiment Library's Communist Party USA Collection.
* The Unshod Maiden (1932), a butchered reduction of Lois Weber¹s Shoes
(1916), presented by Shelley Stamp (UC Santa Cruz).
* Color (1958) by Lidia García Millán, the first color experimental film
made in Uruguay.
* Ron and Chuck in Disneyland Discovery (1969), a queer courtship narrative
covertly filmed in Disneyland, guerilla-style, by pioneer filmmaker Pat
Rocco. From the Outfest Legacy Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive.
* 50th anniversary screening of Sunday (1961), directed by Dan Drasin. A
stunning document of the police crackdown on a peaceful demonstration of
folk singers in Washington Square Park in 1961. Restored by UCLA Film &
Television Archive, with funds from The Film Foundation. Listen to NPR's
recent interview with director Dan Drasin.
* Much more to be announced! Check back for frequent updates.
See some clips from Orphans West:


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