Conservation work saves Blackwood Films

first_imgFilm conservators at the Harvard Film Archive (HFA) and Weissman Preservation Center recently completed a massive effort to slow or stop damage to thousands of hours of film – including hundreds of hours of one-of-a-kind out-takes – that capture virtually every important painter, sculptor, musician, film director, architect or choreographer working in the United States during the late 20th century.Part of the Michael Blackwood Collection, the films were presented to the library several years ago, but didn’t begin arriving at the HFA until last year. It quickly became clear, however, that as much as two-thirds of the collection was deteriorating due to age, poor storage conditions, or had suffered damage of one sort or another, and was in danger or being lost forever.“The value of this collection lies in the intimate, backstage perspective it offers on the creative life of some of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century,” said HFA Director Haden Guest. “Understanding the importance of this material, we had staff within hours working to protect the films and ensure they were stored in conditions that would halt any further deterioration.”last_img read more

Danish Cup final interrupted as fans refuse to keep distance

first_imgThe Danish Cup final was interrupted for almost a quarter of an hour because fans refused to comply with the social distancing rules inside the stadium, police said. The two finalists, Aalborg (AaB) and SonderjyskE, were each allocated 750 tickets for the match in Esbjerg on Wednesday evening.During the first half, “the referee had to suspend the match for up to 15 minutes, when the AaB fans refused to stay in the designated seats and huddled together in violation of the Covid rules,” Sydjylland police said on Twitter. Pictures show members of the Aalborg staff unsuccessfully encouraging their supporters to return to their designated seats. Between 40 and 50 of the fans were expelled from the ground and put on a bus and sent back to Aalborg with a police escort.The match resumed after 14 minutes and ended in a 2-0 victory for SonderjyskE, who won the competition for the first time.The police also tweeted that they arrested some fans for letting off flares.The increased crowd for the match represented a loosening of Denmark’s earlier coronavirus rules limiting attendance at a football match to 500 with a minimum distance between them of two metres.On Tuesday, the Danish government said it would allow 500 fans into each section of the stadium and that would have to keep one metre apart. In Copenhagen, up to 10,500 fans will be able into Parken, Denmark’s largest stadium which can hold 38,000, FC Copenhagen club communications manager Jes Mortensen told AFP on Tuesday. Topics :last_img read more

Matheson takes second straight at Tri-City

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (June 6) – Last week, eight-time asphalt champion Todd Matheson was disappointed he did not get to have an interview in victory lane after winning his first-ever dirt feature in the Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City Motor Speedway. He would have to fight Tanner Pray for the entire 20 laps of the feature event. Every corner of every lap, it seemed as if Pray and Matheson would swap the lead. It was Matheson who would prevail at the electronic stripe on the final lap to capture his second feature in a row. Toby Steele, John Taylor and A.J. Ward were third through fifth, respectively.last_img