Past Events

Thursday, January 22, 6:30–9 p.m.
In Glorious Technicolor Members’ Exhibition Preview Celebration
George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)

January 24–April 26, 2015
In Glorious Technicolor
George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)

January–April 2015
In Glorious Technicolor: A 35-Film Celebration
Dryden Theatre, George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
To celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Technicolor, the Dryden Theatre presented a rare selection of films made in the company’s early two-color system and its later signature three-color process. Beginning with the two films that sealed Technicolor’s preeminence in Hollywood—La Cucaracha (1934) and Becky Sharp (1935)—the program featured original 35mm Technicolor prints and modern restorations.

Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.
The Dawn of Technicolor—Authors’ Talk & Book Signing
Dryden Theatre, George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
James Layton and David Pierce, authors of The Dawn of Technicolor, discussed the origins of the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation and its processes, illustrating their talk with rare photographs and documents from the Technicolor Corporate Archive.

February 6–12, 2015
Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond
Retrospective at the Berlinale
Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
Seven days of screenings and events to celebrate 100 years of Technicolor.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Glorious Technicolor
Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin, Germany)
Panel discussion with Rainer Rother, James Layton, Sarah Street, Josh Siegel, Alexander Horwath, and Connie Betz.

Sunday, February 8, 2015
The Dawn of Technicolor illustrated lecture
CinemaxX 8 (Berlin, Germany)
This presentation by James Layton and David Pierce illustrated Technicolor’s origins during the silent film era. Rare photographs from the Technicolor Corporate Archive and extracts from rarely seen films charted the development of Technicolor’s earlier two-color process and the films that established the company’s reputation. Highlights included behind-the-scenes accounts of The Gulf Between (1917), Ben-Hur (1925), The Black Pirate (1926), and the troubled production of The Mysterious Island (1929).

Monday, February 9, 2015
Challenges and Opportunities in Restoring Technicolor
Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin, Germany)
Panel discussion with Schawn Belston, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Barbara Flückiger, and Ulrich Ruedel.

Friday, March 27, 2015
The Dawn of Technicolor—Authors’ Talk with David Pierce and James Layton
TCM Classic Film Festival Hollywood

March–April 2015
Glorious Technicolor Retrospective Film Series
Austrian Film Museum (Vienna)

June–July 2015
Glorious Technicolor Retrospective Film Series
Museum of Modern Art, New York City