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George Eastman Museum reveals Film Titles for the 3rd Nitrate Picture Show

Hitchcock’s Spellbound and Technicolor hit Anchors Aweigh starring Gene Kelly are just two of the films that will shine in nitrate on the big screen this weekend

Rochester, N.Y., May 5, 2017The George Eastman Museum has released the official program for this weekend’s 3rd Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s first festival of film conservation. Following a day of workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and talks in the Dryden, the 3rd Nitrate Picture Show will begin its official program at 4:30 p.m. today with a series of seven short nitrate films, and conclude the day with The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Irvin Reis, US 1947), starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple, at 10 p.m.

The festival continues through the weekend with screenings of Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney, US 1945) and Phantom of the Opera (Arthur Lubin, US 1943) on Saturday and Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1945) on Sunday afternoon. Festival passes are available at the Dryden Theatre box office or at eastman.org/nps and include admission to all 10 nitrate screenings over the course of the weekend, lectures, museum admission Friday–Sunday, and access to tour the projection booth on Monday morning. Passes range from $125 to $250.

Beginning at 9 a.m. today, single-screening tickets will be available first come, first served at the Dryden Theatre box office.

  • General admission: $20
  • Student/Eastman Museum Member: $18

The full program is as follows:

PROGRAM 1: 4:30 p.m.
Nitrate Shorts

  • Movies Are Adventure (Jack Hively, US 1948)
  • Together in the Weather (George Pal, US 1946)
  • The Kidnapper’s Foil (Melton Barker, US 1930)
  • En Kluven Värld (A Divided World) (Arne Sucksdorff, Sweden 1948)
  • På Ski Med Per Og Kari (Skiing with Per and Kari) (Norway 1948)
  • Something You Didn’t Eat (James Algar, US 1945)
  • In A Roman Garden (Donald MacDonald, US 1913)

PROGRAM 2: 7:30 p.m.
Bakushū (Early Summer) (Yasujirō Ozu, Japan 1951)

PROGRAM 3: 10 p.m.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
(Irvin Reis, US 1947)

PROGRAM 4: 9:30 a.m.

Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney, US 1945)

PROGRAM 5: 1 p.m.
Siréna (The Strike) (Karel Steklý, Czechoslovakia 1947)
Preceded by the short film Žhavý jícen (Hot Throat, Jiří Lehovec, Czechoslovakia 1939)

PROGRAM 6: 4:30 p.m.
Phantom of the Opera (Arthur Lubin, US 1943)

PROGRAM 7: 7:30 p.m.
Aleksandr Nevskij (Alexander Nevsky) (Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitriy Vasilev, Soviet Union 1938)
Followed by the short film Le sang des bêtes (Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju, France 1949)

PROGRAM 8: 10 a.m.

Night and the City (Jules Dassin, UK/US 1950)

PROGRAM 9: 1:30 p.m.
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1945)

PROGRAM 10: 4 p.m.
Blind Date with Nitrate
(Title to be revealed at show time)


The 3rd Nitrate Picture Show is supported in part by the County of Monroe, Kodak, the Lipson Visiting Artist Fund, and Scott O. Harbert.

About the George Eastman Museum Nitrate Collection
The George Eastman Museum holds one of the largest collections of nitrate prints in the United States, preserved at the Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center, a state-of-the-art facility located 12 miles southwest of Rochester. The museum’s collection of more than 6,000 nitrate titles covers the history of cinema made during the nitrate era, from Edison and the Lumière brothers to the final studio productions filmed on the illustrious celluloid. The Eastman Museum is a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the world’s leading group in the field of film conservation and preservation.