January 27, 2022

George Eastman Museum Has 23 Digitized Films Available for Free; Including a Film on Kodak

From Rochester First:

The George Eastman museum has now released 23 digitized movies, all of them originally on film. All of them are free to view on their website, and most of them feature an introduction as well.


“We know that viewing these films on a computer or handheld device is not the way they were intended to be seen,” said Peter Bagrov, PhD, curator in charge, Moving Image Department of the Eastman Museum in a statement.

Some of the films available include:

Emergency Ward (US 1952) and The Young Fighter (US 1953) are groundbreaking documentaries, predecessors to direct cinema. Dancing James Berry (1958) is a record of one of the finest examples of African American social jazz dancing. Here at the Water’s Edge (1962) is a visual poem that grows more relevant today, in the context of climate change.

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