October 20th, 2011 7:30pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Mark Toscano, film preservationist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, curates a selection of rare and influential films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival's 50 years of exhibition history, including recently restored works from the Academy Film Archive.
Films in the program include:
Dana Hodgdon, 1977, 8min.
Dana Plays, 1978, 6min.
Carolyn Faber, 1998, 6min.
Sharon Couzin, 1974, 8min.
John Schofill, 1968, 14min.
WHAT IGNITES ME, EXTINGUISHES ME
François Miron, 1990, 9min.
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH
Peter Rose, 1981, 33min.
Toscano has restored films by Stan Brakhage, Chick Strand, Robert Nelson, Will Hindle, Pat O' Neill, Morgan Fisher and many, many more. He has curated programs for REDCAT (Los Angeles), The Museum of the Moving Image (NY), The International Film Festival Rotterdam among others. He keeps a blog on the particular challenges of preserving and restoring artists' film, titled Preservation Insanity.
Advance tickets are recommended and available here. All screenings take place at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. All screenings begin at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 general; $7 students/seniors/Michigan Theater members; $5 Ann Arbor Film Festival members. The series is supported by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan and presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater.