True to its title, the original, 10-reel version of THE LOST WORLD effectively disappeared from circulation in 1929—all known positive prints destroyed—a move by First National Pictures to help clear the way for another film utilizing special effects and Willis O’Brien’s cutting-edge animation techniques: KING KONG. For more than 80 years, only abridged editions of THE LOST WORLD remained in existence until now. This Blu-ray edition (published by Flicker Alley, and also available in a DVD MOD version) of THE LOST WORLD is the most complete reconstruction of the film. The 2K digital restoration features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world.Read More
GME is pleased to present the release of Philippe Garrel’s MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE on DVD. This auteur is the unsung hero of the French New Wave, who only now is beginning to receive the international recognition that he is due, thanks to worldwide retrospective screenings in recent years of his work.Read More
Jon Gartenberg, head of GME, speaks about his company’s adventures, working with both artists and companies, in excavating and repurposing collections of celluloid moving images and silver gelatin photographic prints.Read More
The Museum of Moving Image is opening its “Fashion in Film Festival” this Friday (April 6) with the North American premiere screening of THE INFERNO UNSEEN (2018), a newly edited assemblage of rushes from Henri-Georges Clouzot’s famous uncompleted film, THE INFERNO (1964). The current version, edited by Rollo Smalcombe and Markea Uhlirova, departs from Serge Bromberg’s critically acclaimed documentary about the making of Clouzot’s film (2009). GME distributes Bromberg’s film, entitled HENRI GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO, in a DVD edition destined for acquisition by academic institutions in North America.Read More
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, New York, NY Room 006
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The NYU Aging Incubator presents a screening and Q&A with Tisch Professor, John Canemaker, celebrated animator and Academy Award winner, interviewed by Jon Gartenberg, renowned film curator and NYU Tisch Alum. Join us for a look at John’s animated short film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, and a conversation that explores John’s personal perspective on aging.
Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, 2005) John Canemaker heads the Animation program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award. His films are in MoMA’s collection and distributed by Milestone Film. He has written twelve acclaimed animation history books, numerous articles for major periodicals, and curated exhibitions for Walt Disney Family Museum and Katonah Museum of Art. Canemaker received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from ASIFA-Hollywood, and two residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation.His blog, John Canemaker’s Animated Eye, explores art, animation and performance.
Jon Gartenberg has focused a significant part of his career on furthering the work and legacy of moving image artists. He acquired avant-garde films for the permanent collection at MOMA and programmed experimental films for the Tribeca Film Festival between 2003 and 2014. For the 2007 edition of the TFF, he organized a one-person tribute to John Canemaker. He has also spearheaded a comprehensive project to preserve, distribute, and curate international retrospectives of the films of Warren Sonbert. His company also distributes DVDs of experimental filmmakers to the university market in North America.
Warren Sonbert’s WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO? has been digitally restored with funding by the Fondazione Prada Milano. This new digital restoration was screened at The New American Cinema Torino 1967 along with films by Robert Breer and Ben Van Meter.