Pages From History of Cinematography
Film Series Produced by Yuri Neyman, ASC
May 20, 2009
Yuri Neyman, ASC lecturer on “History of Cinematography” at American Film Institute, Allen Daviau, ASC (creative supervisor of the restoration of The Godfather), and Todd McCarthy (chief film critic at Variety) will be the moderators of this new screening series Pages From History of Cinematography that is part of Cine Gear Expo 2009. Panels will include distinguished art and cinema historians, cinematographers, and technologists who will discuss various aspects of the films and will take part in Q&A. Both screenings will start with a short slide show presentation telling the story of the film's creation. Highlighting each film’s main artistic and technical achievements.
These are two very different films from different parts of the world — one very well known worldwide, and another almost unknown in USA. They were selected for this inaugural presentation for one very compelling reason: Both films are cornerstones in the evolution of the motion picture camera’s art and craft, its might of visual expression, and the its power of storytelling.
Friday, June 5, 2009 - 9:30 a.m.
The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Location: Kodak Screening Theater
The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a cult film in many countries of the world.
Roger Ebert wrote in 1978: “The Ukrainian film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors won almost every, award in sight on the 1964 film festival circuit.”
In The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors reality often melds into dream, into the colorless shades of the past. The film is highly symbolic, making frequent use of religious and folkloric images and Yuri Illienko powerfully uses color to represent many moods of the story. During Ivan's period of mourning, black-and-white film stock is used. In other scenes, colors are often muted, but provide a contrast to vivid use of primary colors. This color palette and the extremely dynamic camera gives a sense of underlying passion and struggle against destiny.
Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 9:30am
15% discount for ASC, ICG and Students
Location: Sony Screening Theater – Culver City, CA
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