The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies NYC Is All About Preserving Genre Cinema This May.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC Presents: PRESERVING GENRE CINEMA AT VINEGAR SYNDROME at Film Noir Cinema May 8th!

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies delves into the procces of film restoration and preservation with Joe Rubin, co-founder of celebrated distibution company Vinegar Syndrome.

This class will discuss the basic issues and challenges associated with film preservation, with a specific focus on issues most common to genre films. Topics shall include film decay and restorative processes, format specific preservation techniques, the role of home video (and specifically Vinegar Syndrome) in the preservation of genre films, viewer expectations in the digital age, as well as a general overview of the methodologies by which Vinegar Syndrome selects films for restoration and release.

The first 2/3 of the class will be primarily taken up by lecture, with the final third reserved for discussion as well as any questions.

NOTE: Prior to the course date, if anyone had specific questions or topics of interest related to genre film preservation or Vinegar Syndrome itself, please submit them for potential inclusion in the general lecture.

About the Instructor: Joe Rubin is a film collector, programmer and preservationist who founded Vinegar Syndrome with Ryan Emerson in 2012.

​The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC – Preserving Genre Cinema at Vinegar Syndrome
Date: May 8th 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Venue: Film Noir Cinema
Address: 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prices: $12 advance / $15 on the door / $50 Full semester pass

About the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers university-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses for people of all ages, founded by film writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse in March 2010, with regular branches in London and New York as well as presenting special events worldwide.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)