"Out of the Past: Film Restoration Today"

No Man of Her Own (1932)
October 1, 2012 -
December 3, 2012
In-person: 
Schawn Belston, 20th Century Fox (10/1); Scott MacQueen, UCLA Film & Television Archive (10/8); Bob O’Neil, Universal Studios (10/15); Blaine Bartell; Jeffrey Bickel, UCLA Film & Television Archive (10/22); Ken Weissman, Library of Congress (10/29); Lynne Kirste, Academy Film Archive (11/5); Michael Friend, Sony Pictures (11/19); Mark Toscano, Academy Film Archive (11/26); John Klacsmann, Anthology Film Archive (12/3).

Film restoration and preservation are at the core of UCLA Film & Television Archive activities and essential to conserving our motion picture heritage. Restorations also play an increasingly vital role in making old films accessible to modern audiences, whether through public screenings, home video distribution or online delivery. But what constitutes restoration? What do moving image preservationists do? The present series proposes to answer these questions, while discussing ethical issues, such as the status of the original and how digitality might change our perception of historic material. Each evening of this 10-week program will be a behind-the-scenes look into contemporary restoration techniques and concerns, featuring newly restored prints and introductions by leading film preservationists.

“Out of the Past” runs every Monday from October 1 to December 3 in conjunction with a graduate seminar offered by UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS) program, the Student Chapter of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation. For more information about UCLA’s program in archival studies, please visit www.mias.ucla.edu. 

*Please note: Some programs in this series will screen at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA Campus. 

The Archive is grateful for the generous support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which made this series possible.

                                                            

FREE Admission!

Read part I and part II of some of the highlights from the series on our blog

Past Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
United States of America (1975) "Recent Work From Anthology Film Archives" December 3, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Print Generation (1974) Print Generation (1974) November 26, 2012 - 7:30 pm James Bridges Theater
Wall Street (1929) Wall Street (1929) November 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm James Bridges Theater
Basil Rathbone "Amateur Films From the Academy Film Archive" November 5, 2012 - 7:30 pm James Bridges Theater
The Flying Ace (1926) The Flying Ace (1926) October 29, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
"Hearst Metrotone News" "Hearst Metrotone News" October 22, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
No Man of Her Own (1932) No Man of Her Own (1932) October 15, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Laurel and Hardy "Laurel and Hardy Restoration Project" October 8, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) October 1, 2012 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater