Entries Tagged as 'Film'

Nitrate at the Museum

May 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on Nitrate at the Museum

In part as a matter of convenience for FIAF Congress attendees, the third Nitrate Picture Show was scheduled right on the heels of FIAF L.A., so after a very brief return to New Haven, allowing enough time to surprise the girls and take Lucy to school, I headed to Rochester. Nothing like a six hour […]

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Tags: Film · Rochester · Travel

Movie Week VI: Paris edition

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Movie Week VI: Paris edition

It’s been five years since my last Movie Week, an annual event in Los Angeles when I’d take a survey of the moviegoing landscape by going to a movie in a different theater every night for a week. I did it for five years between 2008 and 2012. Many reasons contributed to the hiatus—two kids […]

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Tags: Film · Travel

Amsterdam 2016

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Amsterdam 2016

A work event brought me to Amsterdam this week, a lovely place to revisit after our family-of-three trip there a few years back. Movies, photobooths, good food, and I finally rented a bike and tried to keep up with the breakneck pace of the waves of cyclists who fly through the city. >

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Tags: Film · Photobooths · Travel

Bologna bellissima!

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Bologna bellissima!

“Bologna” has long been short-hand in my film archive experience for a far-off, unattainable, dream-like film festival experience, a week of screenings, inside and open-air, in a beautiful, and culinarily unbeatable, Italian city. I never thought I’d have the reason, or the chance, to attend, but the scheduling of the 2016 FIAF Congress alongside the […]

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Nitrate Picture Show

May 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Nitrate Picture Show

The first Nitrate Picture Show was a good excuse to return to Rochester for the first time in seven years, now “only” a six-hour drive from New Haven. I drove with a couple of Film & Media Studies grad students also heading to the festival, and it wasn’t too bad. Rochester seemed the same as […]

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Tags: Film · Rochester

40 Days until 40: Day 40, 2014

February 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 40, 2014

We’re nearly there… This photo was taken in May of last year, at the International Federation of Film Archives Congress in Skopje, Macedonia, as I presented the results of some voting during my first year at the Congress. It feels like yesterday that I was a student, reading about events like this, but there you […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 28, 2002

January 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 28, 2002

2002 brought my first paid work in the field of film archives, a summer job working at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts, checking prints in the Harvard Film Archive collection for acetate deterioration. Here I am on May 8, documenting the fact that I was actually doing this (and that I had actually grown […]

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Tags: Cambridge · Film · Nostalgia · Photos · Projects

Makedonija

May 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Makedonija

On exciting thing about working in a new film archive is that I get the opportunity to represent the institution at some national and international events, the most interesting of which is probably the International Federation of Film Archives annual Congress, or FIAF. This year, it was held in Skopje, Macedonia, an intriguing destination about […]

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Lebowski Fest 2013

March 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Lebowski Fest 2013

Back in the fall of 2007, I attended my first Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles. This year, its fifteenth anniversary, I thought I’d go again, and see the film in 35mm for the first time since it came out. I’d never been to the Saban Theater before, so I was happy to be able to […]

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Tags: Film · Los Angeles · Music

Movie Week V wrap-up

June 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V wrap-up

One week a year for the last five years, I’ve gone to a different theater in the L.A. area every day for seven days. Thirty-five sounds sort of like a lot of movie theaters, but there are still plenty more I haven’t been to, if I cast my net wide enough. Like I do every […]

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Movie Week V, Day 7

June 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V, Day 7

Laemmle Noho 7 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tuesday, 6/5/12, 7:00 pm Price: $11.00 Concessions: Milk Duds. Audience: 8 people, in a theater that seats 225. Trailers/advertising: Trailers for Cartas a Elena, A Cat in Paris, and The Last Ride. Projection: Digital Searching for a movie I had any interest in seeing, among the glut […]

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Movie Week V, Day 6

June 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V, Day 6

Regency Bruin Snow White and the Huntsman Monday, 6/4/12, 7:30 pm Price: $11.50 Concessions: None. Audience: About 40 people, in a theater that seats nearly 700. Trailers/advertising: Trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man, That’s My Boy, Rock of Ages (enough already), Total Recall, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Bourne Legacy. Then an ad for THX, […]

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Movie Week V, Day 5

June 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V, Day 5

Arclight Pasadena The Intouchables Sunday, 6/3/12, 10:45 am Price: $13.50 (with $1 discount for buying online) Concessions: None. Audience: 5 people, in a theater that seats about 120. Trailers/advertising: Trailers for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, and The War of the Buttons. Projection: Digital I probably wouldn’t have ventured out this far, as […]

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Movie Week V, Day 4

June 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V, Day 4

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 14 Men in Black 3 Saturday, 6/1/12, 4:10 pm Price: $13.50 Concessions: None. Audience: 50 people, in a theater that seats 292. Trailers/advertising: Deep breath… An ad for “Pretty Little Liars.” A strange hybrid trailer for “That’s My Boy” in which the stars half-heartedly proclaim how funny the movie is. Ads […]

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Movie Week V, Day 3

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Movie Week V, Day 3

Landmark Regent Theatre The Dictator Friday, 6/1/12, 7:30 pm Price: $10.50 Concessions: None. Audience: 12 people, in a theater that seats about 400. Trailers/advertising: Ads for Blue Moon beer and Allstate, followed by trailers for Bel Ami, Magic Mike, People Like Us, Nobody Else But You, and a teaser for the Anchorman sequel. Projection: Finally, […]

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