NYC Restored: Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler's Manhatta and Other City Views
Introduced by Bruce Posner
Saturday, November 15, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
The centerpiece of this New York City-themed program is the premiere of a new restoration of Strand and Sheeler's groundbreaking Manhatta (1921), preserved by a consortium of archives, including MoMA, and supervised by independent curator Bruce Posner, who introduces the program and explains the digital restoration process, carried out by Lowry Digital (formerly DTS). NYC Restored also features views of New York shot by Lumière cameraman Alexandre Promio in 1896 and a newly preserved print of Francis Thompson's fantastical N.Y., N.Y (1957), blown up from glorious 16mm Kodachrome to 35mm. All films (except N.Y., N.Y.) silent, with piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Sixth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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