After a brief stint as an animator in Kansas City in the early 1920s, Walt Disney moved to Hollywood to found Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in October of 1923 with his brother, Roy. Beginning as a small animation studio, the company was creating iconic characters and films within a decade and has grown to one of the largest entertainment companies in the world.
Curator’s Choice Originally rated X by the Motion Picture Association of America, this US release version only earned an R rating when twelve minutes of the original film were removed. The first film in Visconti’s loose “German Trilogy” (followed by Death in Venice and Ludwig) centers on the family of Baron Joachim von Essenbeck (Albrecht Schoenhals), a traditional German aristocrat opposed to the rise of the Nazi party.
Rochester Premiere In 2010, Iranian master filmmaker Jafar Panahi received a twenty-year ban from making films from the Islamic Revolutionary Court. On house arrest, Panahi has nevertheless been surreptitiously making films since then, distributing them at foreign festivals and winning awards.
Performance by the locally based Five Points Performance Company. The company spans a wide variety of age groups who enjoy the privilege of sharing their talented gifts with audiences . They will be performing a variety of Broadway show tunes.
70 Years of Cinemascope | Marilyn in Technicolor Though it will always be remembered primarily for the famous shot of Marilyn Monroe’s billowing skirt, this story of a man (Tom Ewell) driven to the furthest limits of resistance by Monroe’s seductive sexpot, is also among director Billy Wilder’s most provocative comedies.
A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Following the massive success of Fargo, the Coen brothers released The Big Lebowski, an oddball comedy that ultimately polarized critics and floundered at the box office. Over time, however, the film has spawned a massive cult following, largely a result of its memorable characters and outrageous scenarios.
In Focus: Past, Present and Future: A review of the South Asian film collections at George Eastman Museum
Collection Manager Deborah Stoiber will review how the museum came to acquire the largest collection of South Asian Cinema outside of India and Pakistan, what is currently happening for the inspection, conservation and cataloging of the collection, and our continuing plans for access and preservation.
A 45 minute organ concert performed by local organist Joseph Pechenik, a student at Yeshiva of Rochester, NY. Joseph's style of playing is greatly influenced by his theater organ training, religious background and his love for Eastern European folk melodies.