Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration

A festival pass gets you into all films for less than $4 each and more!

A composite of six stills from films in this year's Cinema Revival.
Rethink what you know about cinema history at the 10th annual Cinema Revival.

Our annual weekend celebrating the art and practice of film restoration is back! For this milestone year, we welcome experts Dennis Doros and Amy Heller of Milestone Films and Missing Movies, Aboubakar Sanogo of the African Film Heritage Project, and preservationist David Stenn, along with filmmakers Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay, and Charles Burnett.

While it’s always a pleasure to see a new restoration of a favorite classic on the big screen, we’re also celebrating the world’s archivists and restoration experts working to revive historically overlooked films and filmmakers. This year, along with Burnett, Savoca, and Guay, we’ll be showing features from Ousmane Sembène, Emilio Fernández, Michael Powell, Franco Rossi, and more!

Purchase a festival pass to take in the full roster of films and talks. At $40, that’s less than $4 a program—even less if you are a Wex member. In addition to giving you access to an exclusive passholder lounge with complimentary snacks and beverages, the pass also reserves your spot to see the world premiere of the newly restored The Annihilation of Fish. Passholders also receive 20% off everything in the Wexner Center Store during Cinema Revival.

Save even more at the Wexner Center Store! During Cinema Revival enjoy 50% off all Blu-rays and DVDs. A perfect opportunity to bulk up your film collections. Member discount does not apply.

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Clockwise from top left: Ceddo, courtesy of Janus Films. Household Saints, courtesy of Milestone Films with Kino Lorber. Peeping Tom, courtesy of Rialto Pictures. Victims of Sin, The Stranger and the Fog; courtesy of Janus Films. The Annihilation of Fish, courtesy of Milestone Films with Kino Lorber.

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