Focus 45: Paolo Cherchi Usai, The Color of Nitrate

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12 p.m.
, George Eastman Museum
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    Unidentified André Deed film (Pathé Frères, France)

The Eastman Museum holds a vast collection of original nitrate film frames, originally owned by Italian film historian Davide Turconi. These 24,000 samples came from the archive of Josef Joye, a Jesuit priest in Switzerland who had collected early films from about 1900 to 1915. The story of these unique documents in the history of cinema is a moral tale on the adventures and perils of film preservation. Learn about the collection at this talk by Paolo Cherchi Usai, senior curator, Moving Image Department.

Free to members; included with museum admission

Event Details

Saturday, November 11, 2017
12 p.m.
George Eastman Museum
Members Free