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This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Public Lecture Series from 14 March - 16 May

EYE and the University of Amsterdam will present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, varying from found footage documentary films 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 Found Footage: Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time
Guest: Bill Morrison (Filmmaker and artist)
Screening: Dawson City: Frozen Time by Bill Morrison (USA, 2016, 120’, 35mm)
Wednesday, March 14, 15:30

#2 Large Film Formats: Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm
Guest: René Wolf (Head of Acquisitions and Programmer at EYE)
Screening: Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean (USA, 1962, 227’, 70mm)
Wednesday, March 28, 15:30

#3 Film Projection: The Dying of the Light
Guest: Leenke Ripmeester (Curator Animation and Manager Sales Collections at EYE, former projectionist)
Screening:The Dying of the Light by Peter Flynn (USA, 2015, 95’, DCP)
Wednesday, April 11, 15:30

#4 Colour in Film: The Technicolor Reference Collection Show
Guest: Michael Pogorzelski (Director of the Academy Film Archive at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles)
Screening: Compilation of reference reels in 35mm Technicolor from the Academy Film Archive collection
Wednesday, April 25, 15:30

#5 Silent Cinema: The Polish Dancer
Guest: Elżbieta Wysocka (Head of Film Restoration and Digital Repository at FINA, the National Film Archive in Warsaw)
Screening:Bestia/The Polish Dancer by Aleksander Hertz (POL, 1917, 67’, 4K DCP) With live music by Martin de Ruiter
Wednesday, May 9, 15:30

#6 Film Restoration Laboratories: Cinemateca Portuguesa
Guest: Tiago Ganhão (Restorer at the film laboratory of Cinemateca Portuguesa in Lisbon)
Screening:Visita ou memórias e confissões/Memories and Confessions by Manoel de Oliveira (PRT, 1982, 68’, 35mm)
Wednesday, May 16, 15:30

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