Scratches and Glitches – Observations on Preserving and Exhibiting Cinema in the Early 21st Century deals with the complex current processes and changes of film –restoration, preservation, archiving, curating, programming, exhibiting, (collective) experiencing, reflection, sharing, belief, remembering and forgetting – which are considered in socio-political, economic and ecological contexts. It develops the thesis that we cannot talk about preserving film prints or the options of transporting and accommodating film festival jury members without talking about the ecological footprint and other topical global issues at the same time. Meden skilfully deals with many dogmatic and trendy beliefs regarding film restoration, preservation and exhibition. Scratches and Glitches is a book that opens again and again.
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