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The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research is celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020! Over the course of the next year, we will be highlighting 60 items or collections from the archives that will show what makes the WCFTR a research destination for scholars from all over the world. We can’t wait to share with you a few of the treasures we get to see all the time from the worlds of film, television, and theater. Check our website or Facebook page to see the items and stay tuned for “extras” like special videos and podcast episodes focusing on WCFTR donors and collections.
As the current director of the WCFTR, I am pleased to announce the debut of the Wisconsin Nitrate Film Project.
The WCFTR is co-sponsoring this year’s World Records Symposium with the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture on April 20-21. The symposium officially kicks off Thursday night with a concert at the University Club. Sessions will be held on Friday throughout the day at Memorial Library in room 126. No registration is required. On Friday night, the UW Cinematheque will feature the Midwest premiere of the newly restored Vitaphone Molly Picon The Celebrated Character Comedienne along with five other Vitaphone shorts from the WCFTR collection and live mus
During the spring 2016 semester, the WCFTR began to host a digital collection of films on the