JONATHAN DENNIS MEMORIAL LECTURE

In 2002 the Giornate del Cinema Muto inaugurated this annual lecture in commemoration of Jonathan Dennis (1953-2002), founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive. Jonathan Dennis was an exemplary archivist, a champion of his country’s culture – particularly of Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand – and above all a person of outstanding human qualities.
The lecturers are selected as people who are pre-eminent in some field of work associated with the conservation or appreciation of silent cinema.

RELATORS

2017

Russell Merritt
David Shepard
Shadowing Silent Film for Fifty Years

2016

James Curtis
William Cameron Menzies
and the Birth of Production Designer

2015

Naum Kleiman
Cinema, A Public Affair, Tatiana Brandrup, DE 2015

2014

Ichirō Kataoka, Benshi

2012

David Sproxton

2011

Serge Bromberg & Eric Lange
Lobster’s restoration of the colour version of Georges Méliès’ Le Voyage dans la lune

2010

Sir Jeremy Isaacs

2009

Edith Kramer
Film Programming: Where We’ve Been and
Where We’re Going [Arguments with Myself]

2008

Eileen Bowser
The Telephone Thriller;
or The Terrors of Modern Technology

2007

John Canemaker
Winsor McCay, His Life and Art

2006

Michael Eaton
Time and Silence

2005

Donald Richie
My Years in the Dark, 1947-2005

2004

Peter Lord
Dinosaurs, Devils and Living Toys:
A Brief History of 3 Dimensional Animation

2003

Richard Williams
Silent Cinema as the Animator’s Source

2002

Neil Brand
Where Does the Music Come From?