The Association of Moving Image Archivists presents videos from archives and archivists around the world!
After 28 years in secret, AMIA’s Archival Screening Night is available to the public!
The Association of Moving Image Archivists has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — 22 astonishing films and videos in 110 minutes from archives and archivists around the world! Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every AMIA conference since 1991. What makes Archival Roadshow Edition special is that for the first time ever, this members-only event is being made accessible to the public to see the incredible, strange, astonishing, hilarious and curious treasures from the world’s moving image archives. This cinematic Cabinet of Wonders features a wonderful promotion for a lost Thai film, a bizarre anti-drug commercial with Alice in Wonderland, a banned experimental film from Albania, Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston in wooden clogs, a commercial to buy your own Stonewall action figures, and so much more!
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is an international association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media. Founded in 1990, AMIA is the world’s largest organization for moving image archivists. Our nearly one thousand members represent 29 countries around the world.
DFS guests will be Melissa Dollman, Association of Moving Image Archivists Board Director, 2016-Present and Devin Orgeron, Professor Emeritus – Film Studies, NCSU, Chair: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium and Editor-in-chief: The Moving Image The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists – – both wonderful film historians and archivists.
Free to Desert Film Society members or pay $15 at Camelot’s door. Complimentary refreshments when doors unlock at 9:30 AM. A discussion with Melissa Dollman and Devin Orgeron will follow the film.