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Japanese amateur cinema

See The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema, ed. Daisuke Miyao (Oxford University Press, 2014) for several in-depth discussions of Japanese amateur filmmaking.

LostScapes – visioni inusuali di Bologna dagli archivi di Home Movies

LostScapes – visioni inusuali di Bologna dagli archivi di Home Movies

Domenica 2 luglio ore 20 (opening), ore 21.30 (proiezioni con sonorizzazione), Istituto per la Storia e le Memorie del ‘900 – via S.Isaia 20 – ingresso libero
Opening di LostScapes – visioni inusuali di Bologna dagli archivi di Home Movies
programma a cura di Home Movies all’interno di Best – La cultura si fa spazio

La rappresentazione della città e delle sue trasformazioni, attraverso le preziose immagini inedite di Home Movies. Il racconto dipanato in sette puntate con proiezioni serali e all’aperto in altrettanti luoghi della città è un percorso che dal centro va verso la periferia, per evocare l’atmosfera di una città in continua trasformazione, a livello sociale, culturale, economico e urbanistico [Tutti gli eventi sono a ingresso libero].

2/07 LostScape #1 Il primo appuntamento si svolgerà nella sede di Home Movies c/o Istituto Parri. Si parte dal centro verso la periferia con una selezione di immagini dedicata alla Bologna mobile, laboriosa, brulicante degli anni ‘50, ‘60, ‘70. Dal tram all’autobus a due piani, dalla crescita del traffico urbano alle giornate dell’austerity (le prime domeniche a piedi, in bici e a cavallo…), si percorreranno nel tempo le strade che costituiscono lo scheletro della città, a partire dal film di Angelo Marzadori, Bologna Democratica (1951), un inno all’ottimismo del futuro e un’eccezionale caso di mappatura cinematografica, e da una selezione di immagini inedite dell’Azienda Tramviaria Municipale dedicate alla mobilità.

6/07 LostScape #2 – la Bolognina
(programma condiviso con Mercato Ritrovato)
Parco della Zucca – via di Saliceto 3
proiezione ore: 21.30
dalle 19.30 – DJ SET / dalle 19 alle 23 cibi di strada

11/07 LostScape #3 – San Donato
(programma condiviso con Orchestra Senzaspine)
Mercato Sonato – Via Tartini 3
proiezione ore: 21.30

18/07 LostScape #4 – il pilastro
(programma condiviso con Orchestra Senzaspine)
Parco Pasolini – Via Pirandello
proiezione ore: 21.30

25/07 LostScape #5 – la Cirenaica
Parco Giusti – via Ilio Barontini 13
proiezione ore: 21.30

28/07 LostScape #6 – la Beverara
Parrocchia di San Bartolomeo della Beverara – via della Beverara 90
proiezione ore: 21.30

31/07 LostScape #7 – Ritorno in Centro
(programma condiviso con Mercato Ritrovato)
Piazzetta Pasolini – via Azzo Gardino 65
proiezione ore: 21.30 sonorizzazione di Massimo Carozzi
dalle 17.30 alle 21.30 mercato dei produttori del territorio

Reminder: Regional Moving Image Collections and Archives in the 21st Century Symposium

Regional Moving Image Collections and Archives in the 21st Century, Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, July 20-22, 2017, Bucksport, Maine, USA

Twenty-first century regional moving image archives discover and collect increasingly diverse audiovisual artifacts. Join us for an international gathering featuring two days of screenings and discussions on the coast of Maine.

Each session is about 30 minutes, with discussion directly following. All presentations take place in the cinema and emphasize moving images, knowledge sharing, and community collaboration among archivists, librarians, media makers, community members, and scholars. Since 2000, the Northeast Historic Film Symposium has helped build interest in regional audiovisual heritage. For past themes, see http://oldfilm.org/content/ symposia-and-roundtables

The Symposium starts on Thursday, July 20, with projection of early film formats by Dino Everett, University of Southern California, and a book launch for Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960 (Indiana University Press, 2017).

Friday morning, July 21, begins with 2016 William S. O’Farrell Fellow Andrea Mariani, University of Udine, Italy, presenting Bridging the Gaps, Connecting the Dots. Amateur Cinema League and the Emergence of the Cineguf Movement in Fascist Italy. Siobhan Hagan, Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive, will discuss No Time for a Hiatus: Reinvigorating Local TV Preservation on the National Level. Jen VanderBurgh, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, concludes the morning with Speculative Collections: A Case to Include VHS TV Recordings in Regional Archives.

In the afternoon, four presentations come to us from the United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Rim, and New England. Rodney Obien and Zachary Giroux, Keene State College, New Hampshire, offer Considering the Home Movies of Louis de Rochemont. Returning symposiast Michael McCluskey, University of York (U.K.), will discuss Village Biographies: Filmmaking in Rural Britain.  Rachel Price and Libby Hopfauf, Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound, bring us Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound. Wrapping up the first day is Claudy Op den Kamp, University of Bournemouth (U.K.), The Film Archive as a Birthplace: Found Footage, Legal Provenance and the “Aesthetics of Access.”

Saturday, July 22, starts with a discussion of regional moving images in education, onetime Northeast Historic Film collection manager Gemma Scott, representing Technology Grange, Maine Student Film and Video Festival Collection. Devin Orgeron and Melissa Dollman from North Carolina State and University of North Carolina, will discuss Regional Film in the Classroom.

Following lunch, Emily Vinson, University of Houston Libraries, will draw on television series Almanac and The Capitol Report: Preserving, Describing, and Reaching Audiences for archival Regional Content.  Symposium veterans Oliver Gaycken, Siobhan Hagan and Caitlin McGrath from the University of Maryland and Greenbelt Theatre dive into Sharing Your Strengths: Models from the Mid-Atlantic. The concluding presenter is John Pettit, Temple University Libraries Special Collections, with Unedited North Philadelphia: Successes and Challenges in a Neighborhood Centered Screening.

Questions, contact symposium@oldfilm.org or jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu

Leo McKern’s amateur footage of the Beatles

Unseen footage of the Beatles during filming of Help! emerges after 50 years‘, The Guardian, Friday 12 May 2017.

Home-front home movies

Archive Show East Anglia At Play: A treasure-trove of archive films on leisure activities in the East Anglia from 1900 – 1960. This entertaining collection includes a 1919 Golden Wedding ( Kings Lynn), Bank Holiday celebrations( Welwyn Garden City) , Home-front home movies, holidays by the sea (Clacton on Sea), 1950’s scouts, pre-war cricket in Coleshill Bucks, a delightful film about a sun bear in Great Witchingham [and] old cinema advertisements from 1950’s and 60’s.”

Rare home video of Nirvana / Kurt Cobain

See Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (dir. Dave Grohl, HBO, 2014), episode 7, ‘Seattle’, TC 28’47” – “Nirvana Practice. Krist’s House”.

Amateur Cinema Database project

See ‘Amateur Movie Database‘, project director Charles Tepperman (contact: amdb@ucalgary.ca)

Brighton: Symphony of a City

Excerpts from the Screen Archive South East amateur film collections used in ‘Brighton: Symphony of a City‘, dir. Lizzie Thynne (2017) –  winner of the 2017 BAFTSS Honourable Mention, Best Practice Research.

Eastmancolor and Amateur Filmmaking

Part of ‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85’ project, see Paul Frith’s research on ‘Eastmancolor and Amateur Filmmaking‘ (19 April 2017)

‘Brazilian amateur cinema: history, discourses and practices (1926-1959)’

Lila Silva Foster, ‘Brazilian amateur cinema: history, discourses and practices (1926-1959) /Cinema amador brasileiro: história, discursos e práticas (1926-1959)’ – doctoral thesis, 2016, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo.

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