Reframing the Archives

Reframing the Archives

Cinema Rediscovered 2019

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2019

For those of you who work with, or are interested in archive film, check out this strand of events and screenings designed to inspire and inform through practice based insights from leading event producers, curators, archivists and film critics.

Get involved in the conversation! Join in a discussion on the inspirational legacy of the late Jonas Mekas' Anthology Film Archive; get insights from film critics about their experience of writing about film and experience Ehsan Khoshbakht’s found-footage essay Filmfarsi which salvages low budget thrillers and melodramas suppressed following the 1979 Islamic revolution. Also look out for our Scala Rediscovered and Film Criticism strands and Rosie Taylor's Journey into the Archive.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Anthology Film Archives: Jonas Mekas Reframing the Archives

Anthology Film Archives: Jonas Mekas
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Event
Join Helen De Witt, curator and lecturer in Film Studies at Birkbeck University of the Arts London, writer/curator Karen Alexander, and filmmaker, author and academic Vicky Smith for a conversation on the inspirational legacy of Anthology Film Archives.

World Premiere: Filmfarsi  15  PS  Reframing the Archives

FilmFarsi
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Il Cinema Ritrovato Co-director and filmmaker Ehsan Khoshbakht presents his found-footage essay, Filmfarsi salvages low budget thrillers and melodramas suppressed following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

New Towns, Our Town  U   Reframing the Archives

New Towns, Our Town
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
A collection of rare archive films that shed light on the New Towns movement and the experiences of their early pioneers. Presented by Heather McIntosh, Independent Cinema Office.

Reframing Film Heritage Reframing the Archives

Reframing Film Heritage
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Talk
In this free event for BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Members, some of the most distinctive voices in curation and archiving open up a conversation on the potential of reclaiming and reframing archives.