Pace will present as part of the museum’s Wish You Were Here lecture series, and Kühn will present his film Childhood and participate in post-screening Q&A;
Rochester, N.Y., October 21, 2014—George Eastman House welcomes two visiting artists on Thursday, October 23—photographer David Pace and filmmaker Siegfried Kühn. Pace will be speaking as part of the museum’s Wish You Were Here lecture series at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre. In a separate event, at 8 p.m., Kühn will be introducing his film Childhood before its screening in the Dryden, followed by a discussion with Eastman School of Music professor, Reinhild Steingröver.
For nearly a decade, photographer David Pace has spent two months each year in Bereba, a remote village without electricity or running water in Burkina Faso. Photographing as a member of the community, Pace portrays the strength and dignity he sees in his friends and neighbors, capturing the beauty and complexity of a simple village. Now in its fourteenth year, the Wish You Were Here travel photography lecture series brings artists and photojournalists to the Dryden Theatre to share stories and photographs and answer audience questions. Pace’s lecture will be followed by a book signing in the Eastman House café. Admission to the lecture is free for members of George Eastman House, $6 for adults and $3 for students with ID.
Visiting filmmaker Siegfried Kühn will introduce Childhood at 8 p.m., a film that he directed and that is based on his childhood experiences in Silesia near the end of World War II. Childhood views a dark period in our history through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy. Alfons (Marc Poser) has been sent to the rural home of his grandparents while his mother remains in Berlin. Kühn’s retelling of his wartime memories, especially those with his grandmother, raise the question of what is a real memory and what is a child’s distorted fantasy. A discussion with Kühn and Professor Steingröver will follow the screening. Tickers for the screening of Childhood, including the post-screening discussion can be purchased at dryden.eastmanhouse.org or at the Dryden Theatre box office. Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for students and museum members. Admission is free for Eastman School of Music students with ID. For more information about the Dryden Theatre, visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org.
About George Eastman House
George Eastman House is located on the estate of George Eastman, the father of popular photography and motion picture film. Eastman House comprises world-class collections of photographs, motion pictures, photographic and cinematic technology, and photographically illustrated books. Established as an independent nonprofit institution in 1947, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the earliest film archives. The archive houses 28,000 film titles and 4 million film-related publicity stills, posters, scores, scripts, and pre-cinema artifacts. Eastman House also holds the world’s largest collection of camera technology. The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at Eastman House is regarded as the premier venue of professional training in film preservation, restoration, and archiving. Eastman House is also the archive in which many filmmakers have chosen to preserve their films, including Cecil B. DeMille, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ken Burns, and Kathryn Bigelow. Learn more at eastmanhouse.org.