Building upon the enthusiastic response to its inaugural film symposium ("Orphans
of the Storm," September 23-25, 1999), the University of South Carolina is
hosting a second symposium on the preservation, study, and use of "orphan films."
How does the preservation of orphan films enhance our understanding of the 20th
century? What does the world's moving-image archive tell us about these years?
How might the varieties of orphan films document this movie-made century? What
histories -- official or unofficial, secret or forgotten, traditional or
revisionist -- are to be made from the likes of home movies, outtakes, newsreels,
silent cinema, experimental works, stock footage, educational films, government
productions, amateur footage, kinescopes, industrials, travelogues, and all
manner of independent documentaries? |
Again the USC Film Library and the
FilmStudies Program bring together an eclectic mix of moving image archivists,
cinema scholars, and filmmakers who work with orphaned material. Selected
speakers will lead three days of presentations, screenings, and discussion.
read what Martin Scorsese and others have to say about Orphans of the Storm...