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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Digitisations, Restorations and Revivals (30) - The UCLA Festival of Preservation tours to New York

Associate Editor (Restorations and Revivals) Simon Taaffe has come across the following films being screened at the forthcoming UCLA  Festival of Preservation tour to the Metrograph in New York. Export markets next surely.

The UCLA Film Archive puts it thus: So much of film history still remains to be discovered, and this is where the heroic work of UCLA Film & Television Archive comes in. Whether rescuing established classics from the ravages of time, helping to discover overlooked work by pioneering female directors or filmmakers working daringly in the Poverty Row ghetto, UCLA has come to the rescue of every kind of film art under the sun. At long last, the fruits of their labor arrive in New York City, with a bi-annual tour of recent restorations and new prints. Metrograph is pleased to celebrate with a festival of these preservations, which find ultimate fulfillment with an audience.

The program consists of the following films. Click on the film title for more info. The event starts on September 15th.

Trouble in Paradise
The Murder of Fred Hampton (Howard Alk, USA, 1971), The Lost Moment (Martin Gabel, USA, 1947), The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean and Stranded by experimentalist Juleen Compton, Laurel & Hardy’s greatest feature film Sons of the Desert, a 1956  Argentinian noir restored by the Film Noir Foundation,   Los Tallos Amargos, Trouble in Paradise      (Ernst Lubitsch,USA, 1932), 
Open Secret (John Reinhardt, USA, 1947), Good References (Roy William Neill, USA, 1920) and He Walked by Night (Alfred Werker & Anthony Mann, USA, 1948).