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Restoration Roundtable

with Margaret Bodde (The Film Foundation), Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures), and Mike Pogorzelski (Academy Film Archive)

Beat The Devil

Join some of the country’s leading film restoration experts for a fascinating discussion about how Hollywood studios, the Academy Film Archive, and The Film Foundation share resources to restore some of the past’s most important and exciting films for future audiences! Clips from such collaborations as Leave Her to Heaven (1945), Beat the Devil (1953), and Way of a Gaucho (1952) punctuate the discussion. (program approx. 60 mins.)

Image: Beat the Devil, image courtesy of Sony Pictures.

More about the experts

Margaret Bodde oversees The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Martin Scorsese in 1990 and dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 35 films from 22 different countries around the world. This is her third appearance at Cinema Revival.

Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures) has supervised numerous restoration projects including Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront (1954), David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Luchino Visconti’s Sandra (1965), and Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider (1969). This is his second appearance at Cinema Revival.

Mike Pogorzelski (Academy Film Archive) has supervised the restoration of such films as William Wellman’s Wings (1927), Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page (1931), Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy (1955–59), and Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA (1976), among many others. This is his first appearance at Cinema Revival.

Schawn Belston could not appear at today’s roundtable due to unforeseen circumstances.

Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank


Past Film/Video

Restoration Roundtable