June 1-2: Theodore Case Film Festival Honors Talking Movie Pioneer!

Also – look for a Marquee magazine article this year by Case biographers Toni Colella and Luke Colella!

Theodore Case Film Festival June 1 – 2, 2012

For Immediate Release (AUBURN, NY, APRIL 12, 2012): —- This annual festival honors the role of Auburnian Theodore Case for his research and patents created at the Case Research Laboratory in the development  of sound film. Case forever changed the movie industry through his work on the sound-on-film process in the 1920s. Our mission is to honor Case’s experimental legacy by promoting media research and the screening of original visual media projects in Central New York.

This year’s program is called A CASE RETROSPECTIVE, Sound-on-Film: An Industry

Remade and reviews the work of this great American inventor touching on the birth of narrative film as well.  It takes place in conjunction with the restoration of the Carriage House Annex behind the Cayuga Museum of History & Art in Auburn.  This was the original site of Case’s test film production studio and will now be a multipurpose theater known as ‘Theater Mack.’ It will be one of the venues of the inaugural Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival this summer.

Event Schedule
Auburn Public Theater Cinema
108 Genesee Street  Auburn NY (315) 253-6669

Friday, June 1
6 p.m.  Student Showcase
Work from a number of area schools

Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. “The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk”
(Documentary and discussion)

1 p.m.  “Ted’s Talkies”
A collection of test films, shorts, etc. from the Cayuga Museum archives
(Commentary and discussion)

3 p.m.  2012 Oscar Nominee “Hugo”
Director Martin Scorsese’s storybook tribute to French silent film pioneer, George Melies.  (Historical intro)
($6 Admission charged)

For further information on this event, please contact Eileen McHugh at the Cayuga Museum at 315.253.8051.

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