Free Orphan Film DVD sampler for attendees

March 22, 2010

The OFS reports: Three students graduating from the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation master’s program in six weeks — Stefan Elnabli, Walter Forsberg, and Jonah Volk — have produced a DVD.  It’s a fully outfitted production, with liner notes, nice graphic design, finest film-to-video transfer, preservation notes, original scores, and commentary tracks.

This Orphan Film Sampler will be given to attendees at the rapidly upcoming 7th Orphan Film Symposium, which commences April 7th. It’s not a collection of items from this year’s symposium, but an assortment of films shown at past symposiums, alongside orphaned works not showcased before.

Here’s the list of 11 entries:

• The Passaic Textile Strike, reel 5 (International Worker’s Aid, 1926)
• Jenkins Orphanage Band (Fox Movietone News, 1928)
• World’s Youngest Acrobat (Hearst Metrotone/Fox Movietone, 1929)
• Tales from Tamiment (Lou Houseman for Camp Tamiment, ca. 1932)
• Berlin Olympics home movies (unknown, 1936)
• With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (Henri Cartier-Bresson with Herbert Klein, 1938)
• NYU Surveillance Film of 3/6/68 Dow Chemical Demonstration (NYU Campus Security, 1968)