2020 Restoration Summit

  • Film

‘El Vampiro Negro’ Shines at the Egyptian

It was October of 1953 when then powerful Argentina Sono Film, the largest film studio in the region, released El Vampiro Negro in glorious black and white. It had all the makings of an instant hit: Roberto Escalada, one of the most prestigious leading men of the time playing against type as a vile prosecutor willing to do anything in his power to achieve his goals, Olga Zubarry, a beautiful young actress who was as popular as she was respected.
  • Film

Restoration Summit Culminates with Fellini Tribute

The second annual HFPA Restoration Summit culminated with the screening of the newly restored print of Federico Fellini’s Roma. The pristine print has been brought back to life by the world-renowned labs at Cineteca di Bologna which, as Gianluca Farinelli, the Cineteca’s founding director explained in his introduction, had an object to restore the original brilliance of the film’s color as filmed by Fellini’s long-time DP Giuseppe Rotunno, while also preserving the “sense of fragility” inherent to 35 mm film.