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Never before has there been more of a need for the expertise that AMIA members can give.   35mm  film as a force for creativity and preservation has been much in the news;   digitally borne creativity is in movies, games, websites, art and education and is changing the way we entertain ourselves, the way we play, the way we learn – and the way we preserve.     For 25 years we AMIA has been  an open forum where solutions to the longevity and availability of all moving images is  debated and revolutionized.

Mostly Lost 5

Silent moving images, circa 1924, depicting frivolity at an unidentified resort trembled in gray across the big screen last week in the Library of Congress Packard Theater...

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The Hollywood Film That Hitler Didn't Want You To See

...hardly anyone has heard of James Whale’s “The Road Back’’ (1937)

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AMIA 2016 | Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended to May 16th!

The AMIA Conference Committee invites proposal submissions for papers. sessions and workshops for the 2016 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA - November 9-12, 2016

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 5:00pm (PDT) on Monday, May 16th.

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The beloved comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were in another fine mess.

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Museum Gets Only Known Film of Louis Armstrong in Studio

The 33-minute, 16mm film captures Armstrong recording his 1959 album "Satchmo Plays King Oliver"

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This neural network ‘hallucinates’ the right colors into black and white pictures

The machine overlords of the future may now, if it pleases them, eliminate all black and white imagery from the history of their meat-based former masters. 

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Obama Gifted With Restored Copy of 'Native Son' During Argentina Visit

The president received a complete and restored print of the film based on Richard Wright's acclaimed novel, shot in Argentina in the 1950s. Read more here: