Constructing Film History and the Archive

with Jan-Christopher Horak
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:30pm
Jan-Christopher Horak is a professor in the School of Theatre, Film, and Television at UCLA, where he teaches Critical Studies, Moving Image Archive Studies, and is the director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. As a film archivist and curator, Horak has held the posts of Senior Curator of the Film Department at the George Eastman House, director of the Munich Filmmuseum, Founding Director of Archives & Collections at Universal Studios, and was the Curator of Hollywood Entertainment Museum. As an author, Horak has produced numerous works including Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema (1997) and Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945 (1995), and founded The Moving Image, Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He is currently researching Czech silent cinema and working on a book about designer and filmmaker Saul Bass.

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema & Media Studies