At this talk, Clara Auclair, University of Rochester predoctoral fellow at the Eastman Museum, will present highlights of Francis Doublier's collection of over 100 titles now preserved at the Eastman Museum.
Francis Doublier (1878–1948) was a Lumière cameraman and projectionist who also spent much of his life working as a laboratory technician, manager, and designer in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He was an avid film collector and invested in preserving film history. In this collection are some of the earliest sound on film experiments (made twenty years before the "sound revolution"), stunning examples of early color processes, a camera negative of a D. W. Griffith film, excerpts of a tinted Pathé documentary showing pre-cinema artifacts in action, and stunning documentary footage of 1912 India.
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Stranger Fruit | Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text whose work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma, and healing within the African American community.
Process Demonstration: Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate the process of creating 35mm motion picture film. Then, Anthony L'Abbate, preservation manager in the Moving Image Department, will discuss why so many films from the silent era have disappeared, and the methods that we use today to preserve and restore these films.