Cullen Landis and Elinor Field as lovebirds at the mercy of the law in Cupid in Quarantine (1918).
The 11th Orphan Film Symposium will be held April 11-14 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. Presented by New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies and its Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, the event brings together scholars, archivists, curators, media artists, preservationists, and collectors. Orphan works will be screened and presented, including four films preserved through NFPF funding.
Laserimage (1972), Ivan Dryer’s celluloid forerunner to his Laserium light show, was preserved by New York University.
Blackie the Wonder Horse Swims the Golden Gate (1938), a newsreel story covering the Wonder Horse’s legendary transbay swim from Marin to San Francisco, was preserved by the San Francisco Media Archive and is part of “A Screening in Tribute to Stephen … Read more
This week the 10th Orphan Film Symposium kicks off at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. Convened by New York University, this edition of the Symposium focuses on recorded sound and will be attended by archivists, preservationists, technicians, and scholars from around the world.
The symposium’s schedule includes a lecture from Rick Prelinger, author of the NFPF’s Field Guide to Sponsored Films, on film preservation issues of the 21st century and a presentation by film restorers Robert Gitt and Robert Heiber on “A Century of Sound.” There will also be screenings of films including Count Us In (1948), a presidential campaign short for the Progressive Party’s Henry Wallace, and Little Orphant Annie (1918), one of Collen Moore’s first starring roles, to be presented along with a 1912 audio recording of the eponymous James Whitcomb Riley poem it was based on.