THE ALBANIAN CINEMA PROJECT AND WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESENT
Nëntori i dytë (The Second November)
March 28th, 2013 at 8pm
Most films from the East European nation of Albania, made during its hardline communist dictatorship, have rarely been screened outside of the country. The Albanian Cinema Project's (ACP) newly launched preservation initiative is changing this fact, bringing this 'new' national cinema to international screens.
Our digital restoration of director Viktor Gjika's (1937-2009) patriotic drama NENTORI I DYTE (THE SECOND NOVEMBER) was completed in time to celebrate the centennial of Albanian independence from Turkish rule. It premiered to a packed house at the 13th Festival of Albanian Film in Tirana, on November 3, 2012. And now, Gjika's socialist realist epic restored by the Colorlab Corp. will play for the first time for US audiences with English subtitles.
Be part of the first New England audience to watch NENTORI I DYTE and to hear firsthand accounts of film production in Albania during the communist time from the country's noted award-winning director Fatmir Koci (TIRANA YEAR ZERO, LAND OF THE EAGLES, TIME OF THE COMET), Albanian-American filmmaker Thomas Logoreci, ACP director Regina Longo and Russ Suniewick, CEO of Colorlab Corp, who have formed ACP to help save and restore endangered Albania's film heritage.
The campaign to relocate the collections of the Albanian national film archives to a new, mold-free facility is at the heart of our mission. Working with the support of the Albanian Ministry of Culture, the US Embassy in Tirana, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the Orphan Film Symposium, the Library of Congress Audiovisual Archives and the Albanian-American National Organization, the Albanian Cinema Project is dedicated to preserving, restoring and promoting Albanian film heritage.
Co-sponsored by Wesleyan University
This event is free and open to the public.
(An example of the restoration of Nëntori i dytë.)