2017 Nitrate Picture Show kicks off tonight in Rochester, New York

The Nitrate Picture Show returns to George Eastman House’s Dryden Theater in Rochester, New York, USA, for the third year on May 5-7.

The festival showcases vintage nitrate film prints from the George Eastman House collection and other film archives and cinematheques all over the world. Screenings of nitrate film prints are extremely rare, and only three theatres in the United States are legally permitted to host them (the Dryden Theater being the only venue in New York).

Film screenings of the Nitrate Picture Show are complemented by tours, lectures, mini-workshops, and more, to allow attendance take a close look at the art of film conservation.


This year’s program will officially kick off this afternoon with a screening of Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951) and will continue through May 7, with a conclusive screening of a surprise film, unannounced. The program will also feature screenings of a number of short films.

Here is a list of the feature films that will be screened at the 2017 Nitrate Picture Show:

Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951, Japan)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Irving Reis, 1947, USA)
Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney, 1945, USA)
The Strike (Karel Stekly, 1947, Czechoslovakia)
Phantom of the Opera (Arthur Lubin, 1943, USA)
Alexander Nevsky (Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitriy Vasilev, 1938, Soviet Union)
Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950, UK / USA)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945, UK)

For more information on the 2017 Nitrate Picture Show, go to https://www.eastman.org/nitrate-picture-show



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