FILM RESTORATION SHOWCASE — Winter 2023 — March 3, 7pm Library Auditorium
ICE CREAM & ELEVATORS (1971)
This Student-Produced film sought to capture the traditions both formal and informal of BYU student life in 1971.
In the spring of 1971 several students at Brigham Young University produced this film.
It is a playful campus romance that captures a slice-of-life of BYU campus culture at the
time and some of the cherished dating traditions of that era.
The 28-minute movie was premiered before 6,000 students in the Smith Field House
on campus on May 6, 1971, and it ran until the end of the term in the on-campus Varsity
Since that time it has been an underground cult classic at BYU.
FILM RESTORATION AT BYU
At the BYU Motion Picture Archive we have a variety of historical materials.
Sometimes these are Hollywood film artifacts: film prints of Hollywood-produced films. Some of these are common (CASABLANCA) and some of these are rare (WINGED VICTORY).
A special group of materials are those absolutely unique camera original elements that we find in our collections. From these original elements we can now scan with cutting edge technology and see the films of yesteryear as they have never been seen before.
This is film restoration: to go back to a purer source of information so that what was there in the beginning can be brought back and enjoyed in its fulness.
The library has generously afforded me to offer internships in film restoration to students. Together, we work to restore titles for which we have the original film materials.
On March 3, we are holding our next RESTORATION SHOWCASE, where a student will present his project.
YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS.
Historical. Fun. Interesting. Entertaining.
Join us, and some special guests, as we take a walk down memory lane with newly-restored media as it has never been seen before.