297: Nitrate Film Fest

Archival Spaces 297 Nitrate Picture Show at George Eastman Museum Uploaded 10 June 2022 After a two-year hiatus, due to the COVID Pandemic, the 6th Nitrate Picture Show was held in Rochester, N.Y. between 2 – 5 June 2022 at George Eastman Museum. Organized by the GEM Film Department’s relatively new curator, Peter Bagrov, theContinue reading “297: Nitrate Film Fest”

296: Reinhard Heydrich’s End

Archival Spaces 296 Operation Anthropoid Uploaded 27 May 2022 Exactly 80 years ago, on 27 May 1942, the so-called Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich, was wounded in an assassination attempt by members of the Czechoslovak Army in exile in an operation code-named Anthropoid. Flown in by the Royal Air Force and coordinated onContinue reading “296: Reinhard Heydrich’s End”

294: Kyiv Film Archive in War

Archival Spaces 294 Ukrainian Film Archives in Peril Uploaded 29 April 2022 When the Giornate del cinema muto got its start in 1982 in Gemona, Italy, it was partially in response to a devastating earthquake that had rocked the area of Friuli in 1976, leaving its residents shell-shocked. I was reminded of that fact whenContinue reading “294: Kyiv Film Archive in War”

293: Austria on Hollywood’s Screens

Archival Spaces 293: Austria Made in Hollywood Uploaded 15 April 2022 Back in December, I reported on the Academy Film Museum Symposium “Vienna in Hollywood. The Influence and Impact of Austrians on the Hollywood Film Industry 1920s – 2020s.” Now, I have finally caught up with an excellent book that focuses less on Austrians inContinue reading “293: Austria on Hollywood’s Screens”

291: Missing Movies

Archival Spaces 291 The “Missing Movies” Manifesto Uploaded 18 March 2022 Recently, film director Nancy Savoca and screenwriting partner, Richard Guay realized that their 1993 film, Household Saints, could not be screened at Columbia University, because of copyright problems. Nancy eventually worked with her lawyer, Susan Bodine, and Ira Deutchman, the film’s original distributor, toContinue reading “291: Missing Movies”

290: Julien Duvivier’s Films of Religiosity

Archival Spaces: 290 Julien Duvivier’s Films of Religiosity Uploaded 4 March 2022 Over the course of the years from 1927 to 1929, Julien Duvivier directed and wrote three films with overt religious subject matter, all of them very much personal projects, products of his Jesuit education:  L’Agonie de Jerusalem/Revelation (1927), Le divine croisière/The Divine VoyageContinue reading “290: Julien Duvivier’s Films of Religiosity”

289: Julien Duvivier Silents

Archival Spaces 289: Julien Duvivier Blu-Ray Box Set Uploaded 18 February 2022 For many years, Julien Duvivier was considered one of the greatest directors of the pre-World War II French cinema, celebrated not only by critics, but by the likes of Jean Renoir, Ingmar Bergman, Orson Welles, and Michael Powell. But the French New WaveContinue reading “289: Julien Duvivier Silents”