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This is Film!

This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Public Lecture Series, 6 March - 8 May 2019

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This is Film!

Eye and the University of Amsterdam will present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures devoted to remarkable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, varying from silent cinema compilation programmes to the restoration and presentation of 70mm Hollywood classics.

Each session will cover a different topic and feature an introductory lecture by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the UvA), followed by an extended Q&A with an invited (inter)national expert on the theme and a film screening.

This is Film! offers insight into what happens behind the scenes in film archives, museums and cinemas, and is aimed at everyone who loves film. The lectures are in English and can be attended as a series or on a one-off basis.


#1 Film Formats: Interstellar in 70mm

Guest: Mo Henry (Negative Cutter)
Screening: Interstellar by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2014, 169’, 70mm)
Wednesday, March 6, 15:30

#2 Film Heritage Distribution: Milestone Films

Guest: Amy Heller (Founder and President of Milestone Films)
Screening: Portrait of Jason by Shirley Clarke (USA, 1967, 105’,2K DCP)
Wednesday, March 20, 15:30

#3 Colour in Film: Meet Me in St. Louis in vintage Technicolor

Guest: Céline Ruivo (Curator of Film Collections, Cinématèque Française)
Screening: Meet Me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli (USA, 1944, 113’, Technicolor 35mm)
Wednesday, April 3, 15:30

#4 Film Restoration Laboratories

Guest: Tulta Behm (Film Technician)
Screening: Het Zakmes / The Pocket-Knife by Ben Sombogaart (NL, 1992, 90’,2K DCP)
Wednesday, April 10, 15:30

#5 Silent Cinema: Views of the Ottoman Empire

Guest: Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi (Silent Film Curator at Eye Filmmuseum)
Screening: Views of the Ottoman Empire project, compilation of films from various archives (1902 – 1926, 90’)
Wednesday, April 24, 15:30

#6 Digital Film Restoration: Der Himmel über Berlin in 4K

Guests: Francesca Hecht (Restoration & Project Coordinator Wim Wenders Foundation) and Laura Holtorf (Managing Director of the Wim Wenders Foundation)
Screening: Der Himmel über Berlin/Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders (GER, 1987, 128’, 4K DCP)
Wednesday, May 8, 15:30

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