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Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration returns February 24

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration returns February 24

Six-day series features stunning new restorations and visits from film preservation experts

Fri, Jan 8, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration, its series celebrating recently restored classic films by leading filmmakers from around the globe. The six-day series, which includes engaging and insightful talks on the art and practice of film restoration by luminaries in the field, runs February 24–March 1, 2016.

Featuring films from such directors as Orson Welles, Luchino Visconti, Frank Capra, Nicholas Ray, and John Frankenheimer; a treasure trove of transformative experimental films from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, introduced by Mark Toscano, preservationist at the Academy Film Archive; and notable experts, including 20th Century Fox’s Schawn Belston, Sony Pictures’s Grover Crisp, the Cohen Collection’s Tim Lanza, and Criterion Collection’s Lee Kline and Phoebe Harmon, who will discuss Criterion’s painstaking restoration processes.

David Filipi, director of film/video and organizer of the series, says, “We’re excited to bring Cinema Revival back for its second year. After the success of last year’s event, it’s a great thrill to share with our film-loving audience more new restorations and more access to the experts who are working tirelessly to preserve cinematic heritage.”

Visitor information: Tickets for individual screenings are $8 for the general public and $6 for Wexner Center members, students, and senior citizens, unless otherwise noted. Festival passes, which grant access to all screenings and presentations at a considerable savings, are available for $35 for the general public and $30 for Wexner Center members, students, and senior citizens. Passes and tickets are available in advance at tickets.wexarts.org, 614-292-3535, or at the ticket office. Unless otherwise noted, all films and associated activities will be held at the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater, 1871 N. High St.
The full schedule for Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration follows.

CInema Revival: a Festival of Film Restoration
 

Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
Wed, Feb 24 | 7 PM
Tickets

Raid into Tibet (Adrian Cowell, 1966)
Introduced by Tenzin Phuntsog, Founder, Tibet Film Archive
Thu, Feb 25 | 5:30 PM
Free; tickets required

Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
Thu, Feb 25 | 7 PM​
Tickets

Restoration at the Criterion Collection
Presented by Lee Kline, Technical Director, and Phoebe Harmon, Lead Restoration Artist

Fri, Feb 26 | 5:30 PM
Free; tickets required

The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)
Introduced by Schawn Belston, 20th Century Fox Vice President of Library and Technical Services
Fri, Feb 26 | 7:30 PM
Tickets

Dirigible (Frank Capra, 1931)
Sat, Feb 27 | 11 AM
Screening is cosponsored by Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Tickets

The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
Sat, Feb 27 | 1:15 PM
Tickets

Five Day Lover (Philippe de Broca, 1961)
Introduced by Tim Lanza, Vice President and Archivist, The Cohen Collection
Sat, Feb 27 | 3:30 PM
Tickets

Cover Girl (Charles Vidor, 1944)
Introduced by Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restorations, and Digital Mastering for Sony Pictures
Sat, Feb 27 | 7 PM
Tickets

Pollyanna (David Swift, 1960)
Sun, Feb 28 | 11 AM
Tickets

Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965)
Sun, Feb 28 | 1:30 PM
Tickets

Boy on a Dolphin (Jean Negulsco, 1957)
Sun, Feb 28 | 3:45 PM
Tickets

Experimental Treasures from the Academy Film Archive
Introduced by Mark Toscano, Preservationist, Academy Film Archive
Tue, Mar 1 | 7 PM
Tickets

Low-resolution press image selection

These images are provided exclusively to the press and may only be used for promotional purposes directly related to the corresponding Wexner Center for the Arts event. For hi-res images or more information, please contact Jennifer Wray at (614) 247-6241 or Erik Pepple at (614) 292-9840

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Rocco and his Brothers
Rocco and his Brothers
Image courtesy of Milestone Films
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Raid Into Tibet
Raid Into Tibet
Image courtesy of the Tibet Film Archive
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Johnny Guitar
Johnny Guitar
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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The Omen
The Omen
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox
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Dirigible
Dirigible
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures
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The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate
Image courtesy of Park Circus
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Five Day Lover
Five Day Lover
Image of Cohen Media Group
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Cover Girl
Cover Girl
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures
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Pollyanna
Pollyanna
Image courtesy of Disney Studios
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Chimes at Midnight
Chimes at Midnight
Image courtesy of Janus Films
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Boy on a Dolphin
Boy on a Dolphin
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