Go straight ahead!

8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made to Persuade
11–14 April 2012 at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC

A preliminary tweet by @retoch

Tweets by @RetoKromer

  • NYC, I’m coming! Officially for #orphans8. – «Haimish to Haute in New York» by Adeena Sussman
  • I’m trying to reach Astoria, Queens, NYC. Do I have to turn left or right?
  • «My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.»
    ~ Diane Arbus
  • The city of Geneva, NY, claims it’s the «Lake Trout Capital of the World.»
  • «Oh! C’est haut, c’est haut New York»
    ~ Serge Gainsbourg
  • Let’s paint the town red tonight!
  • Die Hochbahnkatastrophe by Valy Arnheim (DE 1921)
  • «Archivists who don’t like film are like eunuchs in a harem.»
    ~ Tom Gunning
  • #orphans8 showing Bell Labs films / «The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation» by J Gertner
  • Yvonne Zimmermann about Die Börse als Barometer der Wirtschaftslage by Hans Richter
  • Orphan films or bastard films, that’s a question… #orphans8 #bastards8
  • «Lillian Schwartz Sees in Four-Dimensions» by Walter Forsberg
    #3D (thanks @jubilantpeeps)
  • The World Is Ours (1938). Or, more precisely, 65% of your «celluloid dollar»!
  • Frank Tashlin’s «puppets tableaux vivants» in The Way of Peace (1947)
  • One Friday by Rolf Forsberg (1973) is quite impressive. And problematic. Happy to have seen it.
  • Crowd translation of Arabic and Russian film labels is needed: 124 of 850 records translated
  • Astoria, Queens, NYC with all the trimmings.
  • So happy to having seen Men in Dust by Lee Dick (1940): the abstract sound design fascinates me a lot!
  • The Jungle is an other powerful film at #orphans8. The gorgeous opening a little tricky in the booth… considering sharpness.
  • The Orphan Film Symposium has remembered
    Alan Stark (1945–2011)
    preservationist, musician, mensch
  • ¡Muchas gracias Orphanistas del mundo! ~ Seeing you all again in 2014 in Amsterdam.