Conference: Orphans 2017 / Orphelins de Paris – Tests, essais et expérimentations

Orphans 2017 / Orphelins de Paris

Tests, essais et expérimentations


Cinémathèque française, March 2-4, 2017



jeudi / Thursday, 2 mars / March 2

9:00 am Introductions

Dan Streible (NYU MIAP) & Pauline de Raymond (Cinématheque française)

About the Orphan Film Symposium on Tests, essais et expérimentations

Lydia Pappas (University of South Carolina) Fox Newsreel Outtakes of Paris, 1922-1929


9:30-10:00 am Proto-cinema

Pauline de Raymond (Cinémathèque française) A Bar Room Scene (1894), a hand-painted Edison Kinetoscope film from the collection of the Cinémathèque française

Dan Streible (NYU) Fred Ott Camera Tests: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze and [Fred Ott Holding a Bird] (1894)

Laurent Mannoni & Céline Ruivo (Cinématheque française) Étienne-Jules Marey rediscovered: new restorations of 90mm films (ca. 1890-1900)


10:00-11:00 am Medical Attractions

Antonia Lant (NYU Cinema Studies) Dr. Eugène Louis Doyen Surgical Films (1898-1912)

Claudia Gianetto (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino) Les films neuro-pathologiques du Professeur Camillo Negro (1906-1918)


11:00 am Pause


11:30 am – 1:00 pm Experimental Artists

Bill Brand (BB Optics) introduction

Alexis Constantin & Alice Moscoso (Centre Pompidou) Super 8 films by Artist Teo Hernandez

Simona Monizza (EYE Filmmuseum) Restoring the Abstract Films of Joost Rekveld: #2 (1993) and #3 (1994)

Stefano Canapa & Guillaume Mazloum (L’Abominable) Images Inédites de David Dudouit


vendredit / Friday, 3 mars / March 3

9:00 – 10:45 am Silent Rushes from the Old Masters

Elodie Tamayo (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) Rushes from Abel Gance’s film maudit Ecce homo (1918)

Thomas Christensen (Danish Film Institute) Benjamin Christensen’s Double-Exposure Tests for Häxan (ca. 1920)

Manon Billaut (Cinémathèque française) Testimony of a Location : The Rushes for The Swallow and the Titmouse (1920)

Bernard Eisenschitz (film critic and historian) & Céline Ruivo (Cinémathèque française) L’Atalante, by Jean Vigo (1934, Gaumont, Francofilm): Excerpts of dailies preserved and newly restored by the Cinémathèque française.


10:45 am Pause


11:10 am – 1:00 pm Newsreel and Documentary Leftovers

El?bieta Wysocka (Filmoteka Narodowa) More than could be shown: Unused Materials [nieu?ytki] from Polish Newsreels, 1944-1994

Mila Turajlic (filmmaker) Stevan Labudovic?: Yugoslav Newsreel Footage [restlovi] and the Non-Aligned Movement in Algeria

Lina Kaminskait?-Jan?orien? (Vilnius University) The Leftovers [liekanos]of Memory: Outtakes from Robertas Verba‘s Šimtame?i? godos /The Dreams of Centenarians (1969)

Theodore Kennedy (independent) & Amy Sloper (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research) B.F. Skinner Plays Himself: Outtakes from a Film Biography, The Skinner Revolution (1978)


samedi / Saturday, 4 mars

9:00 – 10:30 am Amateur Film and Home Movies in WWII

Kay Gladstone (Imperial War Museum) Clandestinity: Amateur Films of Secret Subjects in France and Belgium during the Second World War

Lydia Pappas (University of South Carolina MIRC) Identifying Amateur Films by Members of the U.S. Army in WII: J. B. Doty Collection (Italy, 1944) and For This We Die (India, 1944)

Rachael Stoeltje (Indiana University Libraries) John Ford’s Home Movies of Mexico, 1941-1948


10:30 am Pause


11:00 am Remarks for the Good of the Order

Thomas Christensen (Association des Cinémathèques Européennes) Report on the Conclusion of Project FORWARD and an Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry for the EU


11:15 am – 1:00 pm Tests, essais et expérimentations

El?bieta Wysocka (Filmoteka Narodowa) Krzysztof Kie?lowski’s Klaps (Slate, 1976)

Paul Fileri (NYU) Paulin Vieyra’s Student Film C’était il y a quatre ans [Four Years Ago] (1954) : French Colonialism as Seen by an African

Walter Forsberg (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) Building a Collection via Archival Partnerships: A People’s Playhouse (American Negro Theatre, ca. 1944)

Enrico Camporesi (Labex CAP, Centre d’Histoire et de Théorie des Arts, EHESS) & John Klacsmann (Anthology Film Archives) A Film Is a Reel: Barbara Rubin’s [Untitled, Rolls 5347 and 5350] (1964?)

Tzutzumatzin Soto Cortés (Cineteca Nacional Mexico) Take Over (1936): Rodriguez Brothers test films of Miguel Alemán as Governor of Veracruz, Mexico

Rachael Stoeltje (Indiana University Libraries) Outtakes from the Peter Bogdanovich Collection: What’s Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973)

Céline Ruivo (Cinémathèque française) Premier nocturne en fa # majeur de Chopin, Interprété par Victor Gille (Gaumont-Petersen-Poulsen, 1928)

Dennis Doros & Amy Heller (Milestone Film) Project Shirley: In Paris Parks (1954)

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