After the success of the East End’s first annual film event entirely devoted to the preservation of film and its culture, Sag Harbor Cinema will host a second edition of the festival November 18th through the 21st.
“I am thrilled that the preservation long weekend is back and that it has become an annual tradition. This special program speaks to the heart of the Sag Harbor Cinema’s mission to engage our audience with the past, the present and the future of film; to connect it to different strands of cinema and to celebrate the legacy and the power of the art form,” says SHC’s Founding Artistic Director, Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.
This year, the festival will welcome back familiar faces in addition to bringing new experiences and filmmakers to the East End. Among the highlights will be the brand new restoration of The Runner, Amir Naderi’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece, which was just re-released by Rialto to enthusiastic reviews. The great master of Iranian cinema– who was the subject of retrospectives at MoMA and Centre Pompidou – will be in Sag Harbor for the screening and Q&A.
Dir. Jacques Tourneur
USA, 1946; 92 mins, in English
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with collector and film scholar, Bob Rubin.
FILM, THE LIVING RECORD OF OUR MEMORY
Dir. Inés Toharia
Spain/Canada, 2021; 119 mins, in English
As we move ever further into the digital age, our audiovisual heritage seems to be taken increasingly for granted. However, much of our filmed history and cinema has already been lost forever.
Dir. George Stevens
USA, 1956; 201 mins, in English
Restored by Warner Bros. in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to George Stevens Jr., Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.
Dir. Emilio Fernández
Mexico, 1947; 85 mins, in Spanish with English subtitles and in English
35mm prints courtesy of The Library of Congress and Filmoteca UNAM.
Dir. David Lynch
USA, 1997; 134 mins, in English
New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director David Lynch.The near-field remaster of the original 5.1 soundtrack was made from the 35 mm magnetic track and mix-supervised by Lynch and rerecording mixer Ronald Eng.
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
USA, 1923; 90 mins
Restoration funding provided by The Louis B. Mayer Foundation, RT Features, The Film Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Preservation Fund. Special thanks to the Mary Pickford Foundation and Filmmuseum München.
The music was recorded live at the 2017 premiere of MoMA’s restoration of ROSITA at the Venice International Film Festival, conducted by Gillian Anderson and performed by the Mitteleuropa Orchestra.
SQUIRRELS TO THE NUTS
Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
USA, 2022; 123 mins, in English
Introduced by James Kenney, the CUNY English instructor who discovered a high-definition video master of the Bogdanovich edit on eBay.
THE GREAT FLOOD
Dir. Bill Morrison
USA, 2012; 80 mins, in English
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bill Morrison.
Dir. Amir Naderi
Iran, 1984; 91 mins, in Farsi with English subtitles
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Amir Naderi in person and lead actor Madjid Niroumand via Zoom.
New restoration with the support of Cineric, Inc.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Dir. Victor Fleming
USA, 1939; 112 mins, in English
Screening will be introduced by filmmaker and essayist Alexandre Phillippe.
Restored by Warner Bros. in 4k from the original three-strip negative retrieved from storage at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.
VAUDEVILLE 101: A NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Presented by Film Forum’s director of repertory programming and founder of Rialto Pictures, Bruce Goldstein.
35mm Vitaphone shorts courtesy of UCLA and The Library of Congress.
Tickets and passes will be available on the cinema’s website, sagharborcinema.org.