May 09, 2008

Rochelle Slovin, director of Museum of the Moving Image, announced the launch of a major new website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media: Moving Image Source.

Made possible with support from the Hazen Polsky Foundation, features original articles by leading critics, authors, and scholars; a calendar that highlights major retrospectives, festivals, and gallery exhibitions at venues around the world; and a regularly updated guide to online research resources.

"Moving Image Source will quickly become a destination website for anyone interested in the appreciation and study of film and media," said Ms. Slovin. "In addition to excellent new critical and historical articles updated weekly, the website's Research Guide will be an invaluable resource for all those engaged in creating, consuming, and writing about moving images."

The site will be updated every Thursday with additions to the Articles and Calendar sections. The articles relate to recent and ongoing retrospectives and gallery exhibitions as well as to significant new DVDs and books on film, media, and moving-image culture. Pieces will be accompanied by photographs, video clips, and sidebars offering suggestions for further viewing, reading, or listening.

"Moving Image Source grows out of a belief that the health of screen culture depends on a serious engagement with history," said Dennis Lim, the site's editor-in-chief.

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