Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Legacy of James Card, exhibit at George Eastman House

Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card

From April 11, 2015 through October 18, 2015 in Colonnade (at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York)

James Card at his desk, ca. 1970.
George Eastman House.

October 25, 2015, marks the 100th birthday of James Card, the museum’s first curator of motion pictures. Card’s role in building the moving image collection at George Eastman House and in furthering the cause for film preservation worldwide is without equal. This exhibition will celebrate Card’s roles as collector, educator, and showman, through photographs, film clips, and his own writings about his passion for film and sharing it with the public.

An extensive series in the Dryden Theatre will showcase films that influenced Card as a collector and those that would not exist today had it not been for his preservation work.

Much more info at

The story of Louise Brooks and James Card is intertwined. Among the films scheduled to be shown is Pandora's Box (1929), on April 21st, which Card helped rescue from obscurity.

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