Out of the past: Film restoration today Print Generation Monday November 26, 2012, 19:30h James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA campus Recent Work From Anthology Film Archives Monday December 3, 2012, 19:30h Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, Westwood Village
Film restoration and preservation are at the core of UCLA Film & Television Archive activities and essential to conserving our motion picture heritage. Restorations also play an increasingly vital role in making old films accessible to modern audiences, whether through public screenings, home video distribution or online delivery. But what constitutes restoration? What do moving image preservationists do? The present series proposes to answer these questions, while discussing ethical issues, such as the status of the original and how digitality might change our perception of historic material. Each evening will be a behind-the-scenes look into contemporary restoration techniques and concerns, featuring newly restored prints and introductions by leading film preservationists.