Out of the Past: Film Preservation Today
Moving images constitute an integral part of our diverse national culture as works of fiction, art, social document or historical record providing knowledge, inspiration and enjoyment to audiences. As the second largest moving images archive in the United States after the Library of Congress, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is responsible for the preservation of more than half-a-million titles. The work of the Archive and the challenges of digital will be discussed in this historic landmark that was Los Angeles’ first commercial airport, highlighted by a few select clips from the Archive’s work.
About Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak
Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak has been Director of UCLA Film & Television Archive and Professor for Critical Studies since 2007. He was previously Director of Archives & Collections at Universal Studios, Director of the Munich Film museum and Senior Curator, George Eastman House. He has held professorships at the University of Rochester, the Munich Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen and the University of Salzburg. His publications include: “Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema” (1997) and “Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945 (1995)”. He has also published over 250 articles and reviews in all manner of film historical subjects in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, Japanese, and Hebrew publications. His latest book is “Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design” (2014). He earned his PhD from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, and M.S. from Boston University.
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