Inspired by a Walker Art Center film series on lost and restored films, Walker Reader’s eight edition of Soundboard, our multi-author tool, looks at the ways film restoration can mean challenge and expand the cinematic cannon. Guest-edtied by Amy Heller, co-founder of Milestone Films, the four contributors wound up sharing a thesis—that new technologies are allowing the restoration of lost or forgotten films, which in turn adds missing voices to film history, including works about Black and trans life.
• Ina Archer, artist, filmmaker, Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
• Todd Wiener, motion picture archivist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive
• Margaret Bodde, executive director, The Film Foundation
• Amy Heller, cofounder, Milestone Films