I travelled to Bloomington, Indiana two weeks ago at the invitation of Brian Graney, formerly of UCLA Film & Television Archive, to attend the conference “Regeneration in Digital Contexts: Early Black Film” (November 15-16, 2013).
Archival Spaces: Memory, Images, History
At last week’s Association of Moving Image Archivists conference in Richmond, VA., the Nitrate Committee chaired a panel, which presented some research on nitrate flammability, done at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humaniti
This week I had some enforced rest and took the opportunity to watch the next film in my Netflix queue, which happened to be John Brahm’s The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952). I have been chasing after this film for over thirty years, ever since I interviewed Brahm in his Malibu home in the Summer of 1975.
This year, due to scheduling issues, Los Angeles celebrated “Home Movie Day” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Linwood Dunn Theater in the Pickford Center on October 12, 2013, while in much of the rest of the nation the event occurs a week later, on October 19.
The Mexican cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa, is revered in his native country as a national treasure, an artist/muralist who chose film as his personal medium of expression. Figueroa was responsible for many of the great films of classical Mexican cinema, whether directed by Fernando de Fuentes, Emilio Fernández, Roberto Gavaldón or Luis Buñuel.