The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, November 7 (7:30 p.m.)
AMIA Archival Screening Night (1913–1988)
Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference since 1991. For the first time ever, this event usually available only to AMIA members, is being made accessible to the public. Now, everyone can see the incredible, strange, astonishing, hilarious, and curious treasures from the world’s moving image archives. Composed of 22 films and videos from archives ranging from Rochester, NY, to Alaska, Hawaii, Israel, the Netherlands, and back, this program has something for everyone. The contribution from the Library of Congress is an excerpt from All-American Newsreel (made specifically for African-American audiences) from 1942. This cinematic “Cabinet of Wonders” features a wonderful promotion for a lost Thai film, a bizarre antidrug commercial with “Alice in Wonderland,” a banned experimental film from Albania, Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston in wooden clogs, a commercial to buy your own Stonewall action figures, and many more. Digital presentation, 110 min.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: //www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/