Films from the EYE collection continue to be screened around the world. This is an overview of screenings at numerous venues for the summer of 2012.
NilesEssanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont Ca., will be screening two early westerns from the Desmet Collection: Wife on the Hills and Tomboy on Bar Z (both films directed by Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, in 1912, for Essanay, USA), as part of their program of their 15th annual Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival. (29 June - 1 July, 2012)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin will be celebrating Europe in its program called ‘Europe Hoch N/ Europe to the power of N’. On 6 July, the short film Europa Radio by Hans Richter from 1931 will be screened. This film is part of EYE’s Uitkijk avant-garde collection.
On 8 July, our restored version of Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera will be screened at the Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX.
On 14 July, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival will mark the American premiere of the newly restored version of The Spanish Dancer (1923, Herbert Brenon).
Also on 14 July, Athénée Français Cultural Center in Tokyo, will be screening the short film Uit het werk van Baruch dÉspinoza (1973). This film, directed by Frans van de Staak was restored a few years ago by EYE as part of the preservation of the Dutch experimental films project.
National Gallery of Art in Washington regularly screens unique titles from the EYE film collection. In July, the short commercials films for Mackeson Stout Beer will be screened. These films are part of the Geesink Studio’s Collection that EYE has been preserving recently. In August, two recent major restorations will be screened with live music: Shoes (1916) by Lois Weber and The Spanish Dancer (1923) starring Pola Negri and Antonio Moreno. Both films are complex digital restorations, aiming to create the most complete version that were lost for many decades.
From 20-25 July, the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico will feature The Netherlands as its 'Spotlight Country'. Along with the conferences and workshops by Dutch guests, and screenings of the recent Dutch films, the recently discovered silent Dutch film De Bertha (1913), starring Annie Bos will be screened, preceded by three early shorts shot in the Netherlands a century ago. De Bertha was restored by EYE in 2011, and screened for the first time in April 2012 as part of the opening festival of EYE’s new building in Amsterdam North.