Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival - Bologna, June 30th/July 7th 2001
OLD IMAGES, NEW FILMS
1. BACK TO THE ORIGINS
IL CINEMA RITROVATO
The Festival, organised by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Amsterdam's Nederlands Filmmuseum, is dedicated to the rediscovery of restored films and special editions, forgotten and unseen films, with a particular focus on cinema origins and the silent movie period. Every year, more than 100 films are screened during the festival before hundreds of guests coming from international archives all over the world, as well as researchers, students, cinema historians and a considerable audience of cinema lovers.
cinema² / OLD IMAGES, NEW FILMS
This year, Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival has added a new section dedicated to "cinema without the camera" in other words, to those films which have been completely (or mainly) made by editing or developing pre-existent images, films already exposed by someone else, somewhere else. films which have been searched for or casually found, dating from every period from the origins of cinema to the classic and modern, from amateur or scientific cinema to newsreel or advertisements.
The old images are "re-turned", reprinted, edited, compared, analysed, criticised, enlarged, coloured, scratched, accelerated, slowed-down, elaborated in a thousands different ways. ranging from the most respectfully edited documentaries to experimental cinema multiform and dazzling recycling operations, from found-footage to compilation films. Re-found and reused Cinema.
Shortly and most consistently with the subject, we could quote: Tradition is the handing on of fire, not the worship of ashes.
BACK TO THE ORIGINS is the title of the first edition of cinema²: seven screenings dedicated to those films that go upstream in the cinema history back to the original images and the silent film period: the first cinematographic studies, Lumière's vues , Mélies' fantasies, cinema from the beginning of the century, the Belle Epoque, Griffith, Ejzenstejn, Buñuel, Dreyer, newsreels, amateur films and travelogues from the 10s and the 20s. Different ways to watch and discover cinema to which for 15 years now, Il Cinema Ritrovato has dedicated all its attention and the curiosity of its great audience.
Every screening will be preceded by a projection of the photographic series Les trente étreintes by French photographer Eric Rondepierre, made from a unidentified nitrate film fragment preserved at the Cineteca di Bologna (courtesy Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris).
Saturday 30th June, 4.30 p.m.
9 IMAGES D'UN LION EN MOUVEMENT, Othello Vilgard, Fra, 1999, 9'
INTERMITTENCES NON RÉGULÉES DE ETIENNE-JULES MAREY, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Fra, 1977, 14'
TOTALITÉ, Johanna Vaude, Fra, 1999, 7'
FILMING MUYBRIDGE, Jean-Louis Gonnet, Fra, 1981, 25'
PICCOLO FILM DECOMPOSTO, Paolo Gioli, Ita, 1985, 15'
THE DEATH TRAIN, Bill Morrison, Usa, 1993, 17'
WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY, Harun Farocki, Ger, 1995, 36'
Sunday 1st July, 4.30 p.m.
LA SORTIE DU CINÉMA DE L'USINE LUMIÈRE
OPENING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1896, Ken Jacobs, Usa, 1990, 9'
LUMIÈRE'S TRAIN (ARRIVING AT THE STATION), Al Razutis, Can, 1979, 9'
LOUIS LUMIÈRE, Eric Rohmer, Fra, 1968, 65'
MOTION PICTURE: LA SORTIE DE L'USINE LUMIÈRE À LYON, Peter Tscherkassky, Aut, 1984, 3' 23''
DEMOLITION OF A WALL, Bill Brand, Usa, 1973, 24'
Monday 2nd July, 4.30 p.m.
Méliés Catalogue, Al Razutis, Can, 1973, 8'
SEQUELS IN TRANSFIGURED TIME, Al Razutis, Can, 1976, 12'
TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON, Ken Jacobs, Usa, 1971, 115'
Wednesday 4th July, 4.30 p.m.
AN AGE COMING BACK
Paris 1900, Nicole Vedrès, Fra, 1948, 50'
Un monde agité, Alain Fleischer, Fra, 2000, 87'
Thursday 5h July, 4.30 p.m.
HISTOIRES DU CINÉMA
INTOLERANCE (ABRIDGED), Standish Lawder, Usa, 1960, 10'
Ghost: Image, Al Razutis, Can, 1979, 11'
DIVA DOLOROSA, Peter Delpeut, Hol, 1999, 75'
For Artaud, Al Razutis, Can, 1982, 10'
Storming the Winter PalaCE, Al Razutis, Can, 1973, 15'
Friday 6th July, 4.30 p.m.
ANONIMATOGRAFO, Paolo Gioli, Ita, 1971, 20'
Eureka, Ernie Gehr, Usa, 1974, 30'
Crossing the Great Sagrada, Adrian Brunel, Gbr, 1924, 15'
Ruines arrangèes, Dominique Païni, Fra, 1984, 10'
GLORIA!, Hollis Frampton, Usa, 1974, 10'
L'OPERATORE PERFORATO, Paolo Gioli, Ita, 1979, 8'
STANDARD GAUGE, Morgan Fisher, Usa, 1984, 35'
Saturday 7th July, 4.30 p.m.
Tradition is the handing on of fire, and not the worship of ashes, Gustav Deutsch, Aut,1999,1'
1001 films, André Delvaux, Bel, 1989, 8'
Citizen Langlois, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Fra, 1994, 65'
THE FILM OF HER, Bill Morrison, Usa, 1996, 12'
ARCH'ANGE, Laure Sainte-Rose, Fra, 1997, 33'
All the screenings will be at:
SALA GINO CERVI - Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva di Reno 72, Bologna (Italy)
IL CINEMA RITROVATO
tel. ++39.51.204814 fax ++39.51.204821
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web site www.cinetecadibologna.it
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Pauline de Raymond ([log in to unmask])
Paolo Simoni ([log in to unmask])
with the collaboration of Nicole Brenez
In association with Light Cone, Paris
and with the Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Die Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin; Nederland Filmuseum, Amsterdam; British Film Insitute, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Sixpack Films, Wien.
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