Category Archives: Museum of Modern Art

The First Talking Pictures Regain their Voice

“What was the first movie?” my 9-year-old niece asked after a recent trip to the multiplex. I hate questions like that. Because I’m a “movie guy,” I feel like I should have an easy reply, but I never do. The first … Continue reading

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Update: KING OF JAZZ (1930) Restoration Debuts to Cheers and Tears

Updated 8/24/16 – New info in italics. “You will be the second audience to have seen this film in a close approximation to its original form since 1930,” film curator Dave Kehr told a capacity crowd at the Museum of Modern … Continue reading

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Update #2: KING OF JAZZ (1930) Reigns Again w/ Restoration + New Book

Updated 8/24/16 – New info in italics. It’s a story right out of the movies: forgotten star gets a second chance at fame. Only this time, the star is actually a film – and the second chance is both a new … Continue reading

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Classic Horror Movies Haunt NYC Theaters for Halloween 2015

Halloween is the best time of the year to be a classic film fan. And it’s even better if you live (or are un-dead) in New York City, where more than sixty screenings of horror and suspense films released before 2001 … Continue reading

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Unseen for 80 Years, CARAVAN (1934) Rolls at MoMA

Here’s one of the great things about living in New York City: you can see an obscure, black & white movie in 35 mm at 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and the theater is packed with people. Sure, many … Continue reading

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