Enjoy this evocative short film edited by Jack Jewers from the Center for Home Movies’ Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. Collection. Set to “Dijan’s Waltz” performed by Dom La Nena.
“How Films Were Made and Shown 1895-2015” is a new book by David Cleveland and Brian Pritchard. It covers developments of motion picture film technology (from a British perspective), including both amateur and professional gauges.
His installation, titled “Letters to Afar,” opened Wednesday at the Museum of the City of New York. Visitors to the museum can stroll among the nine screens in a darkened room and glimpse these postcards from a Jewish culture in Poland that is no more.
“It’s Hitchcockian,” Mr. Forgacs said in an interview. “We see everything peaceful and lovely and observe the lives, but we know that every place, every shtetl is a crime scene. And we know most of these people are victims in the Hitchcockian realm. There is suspense. You and I know what happens. They don’t know.”
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The National Film Preservation Foundation announced its 2014 federal grants today, including more than a dozen awards going toward the preservation of home movies and amateur films. Visit the NFPF site for the full list of grant recipients and films.
Bloomsbury Publishing announces a major new anthology of amateur film writing, featuring 23 essays that grow out of the 2010 conference “Saving Private Reels. Amateur Film: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web,” with contributions from a majority of the heavy hitters in amateur film scholarship.