Garage Screen continues to show movies shot on film in the Silver Prints program. We’re returning to the classic nature of cinema and the authentic film experience, which continues to be available only on the big screen and is especially valuable at a time when cinemas (and films) are transitioning online.
The Silver Prints program features movies shot on film that have not necessarily been digitally restored, an essential process that does not cancel out the significance of the analogue medium. The title of the program references silver as one of the main components of film, which turns it into a precious material that does not just provide cinema with a special aura in accordance with the formula “the medium is the message,” but also implicitly affects its meaning.
The 2021 Silver Prints program will launch with a joint program with Russia’s largest state film archive, Gosfilmofond, a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), which stores the state collection of films and other film materials. The program includes classics of independent American cinema, provided by Gosfilmofond. Garage will screen on 35mm film movies that played a pivotal role in the development of world cinema (Faces by John Cassavetes), became a social barometer of their time (Guns of the Trees by Jonas Mekas and The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola) or gained cult status among viewers (Gerry by Gus Van Sant).