From 12 February to 19 March, EYE and the University of Amsterdam are presenting a series of public lectures on film restoration at EYE: This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice. Each lecture is accompanied by film screenings.
On Thursday the 5th of March (at 16:00h, Cinema 3), the challenges of restoring and presenting experimental films will be addressed. Taking Nicholas Ray’s last film We Can’t Go Home Again as a leading case, professor Giovanna Fossati will discuss what the possible restoration and presentation strategies are, when dealing with a film that does not fall into the standards of filmmaking and theatrical film presentation. She will discuss a number of technical, ethical and institutional issues with guest Anne Gant (Head of Conservation and Digital Access, EYE), who worked on the restoration of We Can’t Go Home Again on behalf of EYE in close collaboration with Susan Ray and The Nicholas Ray Foundation, the Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, and Cineric film laboratory.
Guest: Anne Gant (Head of Conservation and Digital Access, EYE).