Il Cinema Ritrovato

At SFTV, we believe the best way to honor the invaluable contribution of restoration work is through the exhibition and viewing of great films. Each year, the Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe's most renowned archives for film restoration and preservation, and the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University present Il Cinema Ritrovato, a mini-film festival held on the LMU campus. The annual festival offers our students and community the opportunity to see a selection of restored works on the large screen.

The free festival has featured a selection of classic restored films from acclaimed filmmakers Sergio Leone, Satyajit Ray, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini and more.

RSVP for 2018 Screenings

November 1 @ 10:15am - Analog/Digital: Moving Image Archiving and Practices

November 4 @ 4:00pm - Shiraz
Copy restored in 2017 by the British Film Institute, distributed in the US by Juno Films. Scanned in 4K by BFI at Dragon Digital laboratory from the original camera negative and a preservation master fine-grain positive.

November 4 @ 7:00pm - Grease
Restored in 2018 by Paramount Pictures at WB MPI and Deluxe Audio Laboratories from the original camera negative.

November 5 @ 7:30pm - City Lights
Restored by Criterion Collection in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna, distributed in the US by Janus Films.

November 6 @ 5:00pm - Victimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin)
Restored in 2017 by Cineteca Nacional Mexico

November 6 @ 7:15pm - In a Lonely Place
Restored in 2018 by Sony Pictures Entertainment at Roundabout Entertainment, Cineric, Inc., Deluxe Audio Services, L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratories, from a 35mm original nitrate picture negative.

November 7 @ 5:00pm - Suspiria
Restored in 2017 by Synapse Films, distributed in the US by Criterion Pictures.

November 7 @ 7:15pm - The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory with funding provided by The Film Foundation, distributed in the US by Janus Films.

Past Programs


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