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ounded in 1984, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives houses over 35,000 hours of video tape and 23 million feet of film. A local television news collection dates to the late 1940s, with footage from landmark television station WTVJ (first in Florida, 18th in the nation) as well as WPLG, WCKT, WCIX, and WINK. A television documentaries collection covers the topics of immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Program, presidential elections, and many more global events and trends that have played out on the Florida stage. Finally, home movie holdings of over 3000 reels dating to the 1910s bring long-gone buildings, attractions, and folkways alive for new generations. Read More Here

 

JAN 30 2015

Independent Ethos Talks to the Creator of “El Sol Caliente”

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Hans Morgenstern talks to the creators of “El Sol Caliente” on the Independent Ethos media blog. It’s the best preview going of what concertgoers at tonight’s sold-out performance will see and hear. Here’s the story: https://indieethos.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/michael-gordon-and-bill-morrison-talk-about-their-miami-beach-city-symphony-el-sol-caliente-an-indie-ethos-exclusive/

“El Sol Caliente” Features Wolfson Archives Film – World Premiere Tonight & Saturday!
JAN 30 2015

“El Sol Caliente” Features Wolfson Archives Film – World Premiere Tonight & Saturday!

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It’s tonight! The New World Symphony is performing three world premiere musical works — and the Wolfson Archives is part of the concert! Unique footage from our collections is included in “El Sol Caliente,” a film-symphony saluting Miami Beach’s centennial. Michael Gordon composed the music; filmmaker Bill Morrison (“Decasia,” “The Great Flood”) produced the film….

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JAN 29 2015

Wolfson Archives @ MIFF 2015: “The Record Man”

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“The Record Man” tells a Miami story using Wolfson Archives footage. Also at the Miami International Film Festival: “The Record Man,” directed by Mark Moorman and featuring Wolfson Archives footage. MIFF will host the World Premiere of the film, a documentary that tells how a group of musical underdogs, led by one indefatigable man, Henry…

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JAN 29 2015

Wolfson Archives @ MIFF 2015: “Being Evel”

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Daniel Junge’s “Being Kneivel” features Wolfson Archives footage. Movies featuring rare footage from the Wolfson Archives are springing up at the Miami International Film Festival. MIFF has announced its 2015 lineup and one film on it, Daniel Junge’s “Being Kneivel,” features a bit of our footage. Johnny “Jackass” Knoxville produced the Sundance hit. Read Drew…

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JAN 28 2015

Wolfson Archives Footage On Lifetime!

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Rob Lowe (“Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” “Parks and Recreation”) and Paz Vega (“Spanglish,” “Grace of Monaco”) star in the Lifetime Original Movie “Beautiful & Twisted.” Turns out this weekend is all about world premieres with Wolfson Archives connections! On Saturday January 31 at 8:00 PM “Beautiful & Twisted,” the Lifetime Original Movie tracing the deviant and…

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“Light Is Calling” by Bill Morrison and Michael Gordon
JAN 28 2015

“Light Is Calling” by Bill Morrison and Michael Gordon

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More mesmerizing film and music from filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon: “Light Is Calling,” derived from a deteriorating nitrate print of “The Bells” (1926). Morrison and Gordon’s newest collaboration, “El Sol Caliente,” features footage from the Wolfson Archives and has its world premiere this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM. For more information…

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YouTube: 70s Tech: Barcodes!
JAN 22 2015

YouTube: 70s Tech: Barcodes!

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WTVJ Broward County reporter Kerry Millerick reports on a new technology from the Sam Solomon catalog showroom in Pompano Beach: Bar-coded price tags, first used for a commercial sale just six months before this January 1975 story aired. This clip may induce Retail Nostalgia as you hear the now-familiar beeping sound of the barcode reader….

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