Films from the Academy Film Archive

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | November 4, 2004

Thursday, November 4, 2004, 8pm

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Mark Toscano in person!

The Academy Film Archive, despite conjuring an image of vaults full of nothing but Oscar broadcasts, has one of the most diverse collections and preservation programs in the world. A wide range of film spanning genres, eras and countries has been preserved at the archive and the collection is made up of the works of great Hollywood masters, avant-garde innovators, major documentarists and plenty of esoteric anomalies, as well as those Oscar broadcasts.  Tonight’s program is a selection of recently restored 16mm avant-garde films: Film Abstractions 1/2/3 (with restored jazz track) (ca. 1949, Harry Smith); On the Edge (1949/2003, Curtis Harrington), Logos (1957, Jane Conger Belson Shimane), Frank Film (1973, Frank and Caroline Mouris), Even—As You and I (1937, Roger Barlow, Harry Hay & Leroy Robbins), Limitations (1988, Robert Nelson), Obmaru (1953, Patricia Marx), Castro Street (1966, Bruce Baillie), Rio Reel (ca. 1968, Russ Tamblyn), The Off-Handed Jape (1967, Robert Nelson) (Daniel Eisenberg). 1937 – 1988,  various directors, USA, ca. 80 min, 16mm.

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