Saving "Orphan" Films
Introduced by Jeff Lambert, Executive Director, National Film Preservation Foundation
Established in 1997, the National Film Preservation Foundation was formed by Congress to help save America’s film heritage. In this program, the foundation’s Jeff Lambert introduces a program of “orphan films”—works with no corporate owner or copyright holder and at greatest risk of falling through the cracks—whose preservation the NFPF is supporting. The program includes films by Owen Land, Shirley Clarke, and Charles and Ray Eames among others. (program approx. 90 mins., 16 & 35mm)
Fifty Million Years Ago
(Service film, 1925; 35mm, silent, tinted)
Preserved by the Academy Film Archive.
Faces & Fortunes
(Goldsholl Design & Film Associates, 1959; 16mm, sound, color)
Print courtesy Chicago Film Archives.
(Michael Jacobsohn, 1968, 16mm, sound, b&w)
Print courtesy New York Public Library.
A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, CA
(Owen Land, 1974; 16mm, sound, color)
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.
24 Frames Per Second
(Shirley Clarke, 1977; 16mm, sound, color)
Print courtesy Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.
Day of the Dead
(Charles and Ray Eames, 1957; 35mm, sound, color)
Preserved by Library of Congress.
(Sid Laverents, 1970; 16mm/35mm, sound, color)
Print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
(admission to all talks and screenings)
$30 members, students, seniors
$35 general public
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Rohauer Collection Foundation
SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council