George Eastman Museum Preservationist Anthony L'Abbate joins us to discuss the Technicolor dye-transfer process prior to a screening of a precious 35mm print of Hitchcock's mesmerizing thriller.
As a member of FIAF (the International Federation of Film Archives), TIFF actively acquires 35mm prints in order to both preserve and present films in their original format.
To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the need for film preservation and the conservation of our audiovisual heritage, we are proud to present a free screening of this exquisite IB Technicolor print of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Rear Window.
Anthony L’Abbate is a preservationist and graduate of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. He currently teaches print identification and digital restoration at the Selznick School. During his five-year tenure as Stills Archivist, he supervised the scanning of hundreds of still images and frame captures from preserved films. He has overseen the preservation and restoration of Beasts of the Jungle (1913), Huckleberry Finn (1920), The Nervous Wreck (1926), Thirty Years of Motion Pictures (1927), and many more. His current restoration projects include Macbeth (1913) and Love or Justice (1917). He is responsible for identifying, inspecting, and preparing films in the Eastman House collection for preservation and restoration.