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EYE International Film Conference Presentation

Flaming Canyons (1929)

Held annually at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the EYE Film Conference attracts archivists, curators, and film scholar and preservationists from around the world. This year’s conference will be held from May 27—29 and themed Activating the Archive: Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change.

The NFPF will take part on Monday, May 28 with the presentation “National Parks, Nitrate Film, and America's Memory of the Commons.” The National Park Service was created by Congress in 1916, and today more than 400 National Parks enrich the nation. Early cinematic depictions of the parks show us how these lands and their natural beauty have served citizens and visitors since their opening, and take us back to the now-distant years of their first public use.

The National Film Preservation Foundation—in collaboration with the EYE … Read more

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View 6 More “Lost” Films at the NFPF Website

The stencil-colored splendor of Flaming Canyons (1929).

Six more films, from the NFPF’s ongoing partnership with EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, are now available for online viewing in our screening room. These freshly preserved American silent films, unseen since their original release more than 90 years ago, are accompanied by new music from composers Michael Mortilla, Ben Model, and Stephen Horne, and by program notes from scholars and silent film experts. The NFPF-led project enabled three film archives to supervise the preservation of this set of sponsored films, travelogues, and comedies. The preservation and web presentation of the nonfiction films was made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, not only handled the preservation of two industrial films, but also provided … Read more

Tags: streaming video, EYE Project, repatriation

More “Lost” Films Premiere at the NFPF Website

Happy Hooligan meets the Emperor in A Smashup in China (1919).

Now streaming are three more films from the NFPF’s ongoing partnership with EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. These newly preserved American silent films, unseen since their original release more than 90 years ago, are accompanied by new music and program notes.

Who’s Who (1910), an Essanay-produced comedy of mistaken identity, involves a minister and prizefighter—both with the initials S.O.B.—who arrive in town on the same train. The temperance spoof When Ciderville Went Dry (1915) is thought to be the only surviving work from the short-lived Esperanto Film Manufacturing Company of Detroit. Preservation of both films was supervised by the Library of Congress; each is accompanied by notes from comedy historian Steve Massa. The Academy Film Archive supervised the preservation of A Smashup in China (1919), a Happy … Read more

Tags: streaming video, EYE Project, repatriation

Six “Lost” Films Premiering on the NFPF Website

An Iguanodon demonstrates what life was like Fifty Million Years Ago (1925).

Now available for viewing are the first fruits of the NFPF’s partnership with EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Six newly preserved American silent films, almost all unseen since their original release more than 80 years ago, are now freely available to the public, complete with new music and program notes.

Chicago Rodeo (1920) depicts Tex Austin’s rodeo show, held in Chicago’s Grant Park in July 1920, and includes appearances by Ruth Roach, Foghorn Clancy, and “Yiddish Cowboy” Dizzy Izzy Broad. Clarence Cheats at Croquet (1915) is a comedy from the Thanhouser Film Corporation involving a jealous lover with no sense of fair play—its preservation was co-funded by Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. Both films were preserved through the Library of Congress.

The Darling of the C.S.A. (1912), … Read more

Tags: streaming video, EYE Project, repatriation

NFPF Preserved Films at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto

Anna May Wong in Drifting (1923).

Held annually in Pordenone, northern Italy, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is the biggest and most prestigious silent film festival in the world. The 34th edition, beginning October 3, will showcase five films preserved through the NFPF’s grant programs.

From George Eastman House come two premieres of recently completed restorations. Thirty Years of Motion Pictures (1927) is a film adaptation of pioneering producer and publicist Terry Ramsaye's history book on the early movie industry, A Million and One Nights (1926). The documentary includes scenes from lost films such as D.W. Griffith’s 1914 version of The Battle of the Sexes.

Drifting (1923) is Todd Browning’s underworld saga about opium smuggling in China, starring Priscilla Dean, Wallace Beery, and Anna May Wong. GEH has restored the film by drawing on a nitrate print from the Nardoni Film … Read more

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