3D Rarities: Midwest Premiere
A fascinating collection of stereoscopic treasures dating back to the dawn of 3-D cinematography. Films include the 1922 demonstration film Thru the Trees, Washington DC (1922) featuring incredible footage of the capital and New York City, Casper the Friendly Ghost in the animated color extravagant Boo Moon (1953), the burlesque comedy I’ll Sell My Shirt (1953), and Doom Town (1953), a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from theatrical release after just a few play-dates. Meticulously restored and mastered in 2K from original 35mm elements.
(USA, DCP, 94 minutes)
Bob Furmanek is an award-winning producer, writer and motion picture archivist/historian. In 1990, he founded the 3-D Film Archive, an organization dedicated to rescuing, preserving and restoring our stereoscopic heritage. To date the archive has preserved over fifty 3-D films including GOG (1954), The Bubble (1964) and most currently The Mask; a landmark Canadian horror film. Furnacek has worked with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, MGM/Park Circus, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, George Eastman House, the British Film Institute, the Stanford Theater Foundation, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Greg Kintz is a professional broadcast technician and in the early 1990's, he began investigating many of the available 3-D video formats and their viability with existing television technology. As 3-D Archive’s technical supervisor, he has re-mastered rare and vintage stereoscopic materials for the 3-D Film Archive for over 15 years.