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Friday, Feb. 13, 2004

OF NOTE

Film restoration expert to give talk

Johan Prijs, a world famous expert on film restoration, will give a lecture on "Principles and Practices of Nitrate Film Restoration" Feb. 20 at the National Film Center in Tokyo.

Prijs, who hails from the Netherlands, has a wealth of experience restoring color to prints from the era of silent movies and has gained the trust of film archive managers from around the world.

Among prints he has recently restored are: "Cabiria" (1914, Giovanni Pastrone, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino), "Fabiola" (1917, Enrico Gazzoni, Cineteca Nazionale, Roma) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956, Cecil B. DeMille, George Eastman House, Rochester, U.S.)

Prijs will give his lecture in English and Japanese translation will be provided. Admission is free.

During the lecture, fragments of film restored by Prijs will also be screened.

The lecture will be held 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in the small hall of the film center's basement.

The National Film Center ([03] 3561-0823) is a few minutes' walk from Exit 1 of Kyobashi Station of the Ginza subway line.



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