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14th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg
28 - 30. September, 2018

The 70mm Newsletter
Written, Performed and organized by: Herbert Born & Thomas Hauerslev, Schauburg Cinerama Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany Date: 24.02.2018
Updated 21-01-24
KARLSRUHE, February 2018 / in70mm.com news. We have started planning of the 14th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 28 - 30. September, 2018 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, in the south West of Germany. The 14th Festival is headlined "The Best of 70mm", and we hope to present a bouquet of titles, which we think represent 70mm at it's very best. Old classics, rarely seen epics and popular titles, short films, as well as some of the latest releases in the grandest of formats, including "Murder on the Orient Express" in the splendour of 7OMM.

Impressions from 70mm weekend in Karlsruhe 2018
Mark Lyndon's Karlsruhe Impressions
Sebastian Rosacker's Karlsruhe Impressions

For three days in September Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the Ultra HD of film formats. The Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg is about going to the movies in style. Seeing the films at the Schauburg is like seeing the films as they were originally presented - in a big cinema, on a huge curved screen with red curtains. It's all about showmanship and presentation, and very few cinemas today - if any - do it better than the staff of the Schauburg.

Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, Norway, Czech Republic, USA, Japan, Sweden and France - and hopefully many more. Some films are in their original English versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German. Due to the age of the prints, many have lost their color and are faded. But they are ORIGINAL premiere 70mm prints from the 1960s. Like all modern cinemas, The Schauburg enjoys the benefits and advantages of digital projection technology, but the "Todd-AO Festival Policy" is simple. NO DIGITAL! No compromise at the Schauburg where 70mm is concerned! That is our Todd-AO Festival hall mark, as we honour 60 years of 70mm projectionist tradition, and present film as they were meant to be presented, on genuine 70MM film, done by real people.

From vintage classics to the latest Roadshow 70mm films, all of which proudly carry trade names of large format motion picture processes. The festival is much more than 70mm films. Enjoy Schauburg's famous breakfast buffet, listen to lectures and witness a special section with rarely seen 70mm short films. On Friday night, festival sponsor the local brewery Hoepfner traditionally hosts a ”Hoepfner Get together” with free beers. Included in the ticket is also the 40-48 page full-color printed souvenir program especially made for the Todd-AO Festival. It includes detailed information and pictures of the films shown, as well as an article or two, relevant to the weekend. A treasure to take home and keep. All free of charge and included in the festival ticket.

One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. A new Harkness screen was installed  for the 11th Todd-AO Festival in 2015. The screen is 16,15 meters wide along the curve, screen chord is 14 meters, Todd-AO height is 6,4 meters, and the depth of the screen is 3,45 meters. Projection distance is 23,8 meters, radius is 8,8 meters and screen curvature is approximately 105 degrees. The curved screen has both vertical and horizontal moveable masking and covered with a "Cinerama red" curtain.

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Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe

Herbert Born, Filmtheater Schauburg and Thomas Hauerslev (in70mm.com) welcomes you to "The Best of 70mm", 14th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg, 28 - 30. September, 2018. Picture by Maria Hauerslev

• "in 70mm" is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.
• "in 70mm" is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.

All 70mm films will be projected by vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Magnetic sound reproduction by SCS preamplifiers, sound format dependent noise reduction by Dolby A/SR circuits. Auditorium sound presentation by state of the art Alcon speakers.

"No expenses are spared to give you the very best experience.", says Herbert Born, and he continues: "It is a Harkness Perlux 140 with a 1,4 gain which helps to reduce the cross reflections of the deeply curved Cinerama screen at the Schauburg."

Herbert Born
Filmtheater Schauburg

Festival Highlights:
Todd-AO Festival Program 2005-2017
• PDF: Alle 70mm Filme in Karlsruhe 2005-2015 by Werner Neuner
Schauburg Cinerama, Home of The Todd-AO Festival
Todd-AO Festival Archive
Pictures from 13th Todd-AO Festival
• Go to Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, Germany. Home of The Todd-AO Festival

• Go to 70MM at the Schauburg


High Lights

Morten Skallerud, seen in Oslo in August 2017. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

We are delighted to announce the presence of Norwegian film maker, Morten Skallerud, who have accepted our invitation to participate the 14th Todd-AO Festival. We are bringing his multi-award winning 70mm short film from 1992 back for a second viewing, in case you missed it in 2005. "A Year Along the Abandoned Road", presented in 6-track magnetic Dolby Stereo. Morten will be available throughout the weekend, and he will introduce his short film.

• Go to "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" - One Year in 12 Minutes and 70mm
The Magellan 65 in May 2018. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

We are equally delighted to announce the presence of Tommy Madsen's new ultra-light Magellan 65 Camera. Tommy has agreed to lend us a camera for the weekend, which will be on display in the foyer during the the 14th Todd-AO Festival. The Magellan will be accompanied by Orla Nielsen, Product Test Manager for Logmar Camera Solutions, Denmark.

The Magellan 65 prototype was presented in Hollywood in May, and cause a quite a stir among A-list cinematographers like Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and Linus Sandgren.

The Logmar Camera Solutions "Magellan" is a brand-new, fully electronic, hand-held and ultra-light all purpose camera which will take large format 65mm photography to a new level. The camera is Made in Denmark by Camera Engineer Tommy Madsen (CEO Logmar Camera Solutions), Frederikshavn, Denmark.

• Go to Logmar Camera Solutions' Magellan 65mm Camera
Jürgen A. Brückner and his vintage and original M.C.S.-70 Superpanorama camera.

08.09.2018 NEWS:

We are also pleased that Jürgen A. Brückner has accepted our invitation to bring his vintage MCS 70 camera for an encore visit. The previous visit in 2012 was a huge success among the audience. A great opportunity to see an authentic 65mm camera. This camera was acquired by Jürgen A. Brückner of the Kinemathek Coburg, Germany in 2012.

This original M.C.S.-70 Superpanorama camera, originally made by Jan Jacobsen in the early 1960s, will be on display in the Schauburg foyer Saturday and Sunday. 

• Go to 7OMM Cameras at Todd-AO Festival


Weekend 70mm Program & Breaks

Thursday 27. September 2018

Festival Warm-Up
•  19:00 "Samsara" in 4K
•  21:00
Restored "Savage Pampas" in 4K

FRIDAY 28. September 2018

• 12:30 "Hoffa"
• 15:15 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
• 16:00 "Dersu Uzula"

• 19:00 Dinner/Imbiß - Break. Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett
• 20:00 "West Side Story"

• 22:30 Get together with Hoepfner and friends
Herbert Born, theatre manager of the Schauburg will again - personally - and with great skills, serve chilled Hoepfner Brau to everyone. The Get Together is always very popular, so be sure to stand in line. Our friend at Hoepfner Brau have have kindly sponsored the beer.

SATURDAY 29. September 2018
• 10.00 Full 70mm Breakfast
Full weekend Schauburg 70mm Breakfast for festival pass holders in Schauburg Cinerama Lounge on the 1st. floor. Schauburg Kino's famous breakfast menu. Enjoy hot and cold with bread, pretzels fresh fruit. Hot sausages, scrambled eggs and bacon. Butter, honey and jam. Salami, smoked salmon, ham and apples served with juice, milk, coffe and the (green & black) and something for the sweet tooth too!
• 11:00 “Blade Runner”
• 13:30 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
• 14:30
"Murder on the Orient Express"
• 17:00 "Hauptman Florian von der Mühle"
• 20:00 Dinner/Imbiß - Break. Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett
• 21:00 "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"

SUNDAY 30. September 2018
• 10.00 Full 70mm Breakfast
Full weekend Schauburg 70mm Breakfast for festival pass holders in Schauburg Cinerama Lounge on the 1st. floor. Schauburg Kino's famous breakfast menu. Enjoy hot and cold with bread, pretzels fresh fruit. Hot sausages, scrambled eggs and bacon. Butter, honey and jam. Salami, smoked salmon, ham and apples served with juice, milk, coffe and the (green & black) and something for the sweet tooth too!

"Sunday Short" 70mm program including:

• Lecture: "Todd-AO: How it Started" - 60 min about the beginning of Todd-AO. With 65mm Todd-AO test footage and Todd-AO - Distortion Correcting Printing Process, recently digitally restored from faded vintage large format elements in eye-popping 4K resolution.
"A Year Along the Abandoned Road" plus on-stage interview with Director Morten Skallerud, Norway
Magellan 65 presentation by Orla Nielsen
"Sky Over Holland" (22 minutes)

• 13:30 "Phantom Thread"
• 16:00 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
• 17:00 "Play Time"

• 19:30 Dinner/Imbiß - Break. Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett
• 20:30 "Ready Player One"

• 70mm projectors and 65mm cameras will be on display in foyer both Saturday and Sunday.


Todd-AO Festival Program Film Information

Original title: Blade Runner / USA 1983. Filmed in Panavision 2;39:1 + special effects in 65mm. Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track Dolby Stereo. German version / 117 minutes / Original premiere print. World Premiere: 25.06.1982. German premiere: 14.10.1982.

Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples. Produced by Michael Deeley. Original Music by Vangelis. Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth. Edited by Marsha Nakashima

Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard), Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty), Sean Young (Rachael Edward James Olmos (Gaff), M. Emmet Walsh (Bryant), Daryl Hannah (Pris)

Academy Awards Nominated:
Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Effects, Visual Effects

High impact immersive widescreen with Trumbull
Douglas Trumbull - A Conversation
70mm Blow Up List 1982 - by in70mm.com
Blade Runner: The Original 70mm Engagements
Yes, "TRON" was filmed in 65mm

Original titel: “Дерсу Узала”/ "Dersu Uzula" / "Uzala, der Kirgise” (2:24) + intermission. Filmed in: 70mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Sovscope 70. Presented on: The curved screen in Sovscope 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USSR. Production year: 1974 World Premiere: July 1975, Moscow. Danish premiere: 15.03.1976.  West Germany premiere: 12.11.1976.

Director: Akira Kurosawa. Screenplay: Akira Kurosava and Yuri Nagibin, based on the works of Vladimir Arsenyev. Produced by: Yoichi Matsue & Nikolai Sizov. Original Music by: Isaak Shvarts. Cinematography by: Fyodor Dobronravov, Yuri Gantman & Asakazu Nakai. Art Direction by: Yuri Raksha. Editor V. Stepanovoi. Production: Mosfilm Studio

Maksim Munzuk (Dersu Uzala), Yuri Solomin (Captain Vladimir Arseniev), Svetlana Danilchenko (Mrs. Arseniev), Dmitri Korshikov (Wowa son of Arsenjev), Suimenkul Chokmorov (Jan Bao), Vladimir Kremena (Turtwigin), Aleksandr Pyatkov (Olenin).

Russian roadshow version with intermission and Danish and German subtitles

Golden Prize 9th Moscow International Film Festival, 1975:
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa

Academy Awards, 1976
Best Foreign Language Film

David Donatello Prize, 1977
Best Foreign-Language Film in Italy, 1977

The film is based upon the novel "Dersu Uzala" written by Vladimir Arsenyev, the prominent Russian scientist and explorer of the turn of the century. Once, when Arsenyev's party was moving across the taiga it met with Dersu Uzala, a taiga trapper, who from the very beginning filled everyone with awe. He is a man filled with love for nature, his heart is open to man and beast, bird and flower alike. This brings him close to the explorer Arsenyev. The story of their friendship and relations, unexpected encounters and farewells make for the story line of "Dersu Uzala". its main theme is man and nature, the loving care of man towards Nature which is necessary to both sides.

Ein zaristischer Offizier gewinnt im unwegsamen Ussuri-Gebiet einen alten kirgisischen Nomaden als Pfadfinder und Freund. Jahre später, als dieser blind zu werden droht, bittet ihn der Offizier in sein großbürgerliches Haus. Der Nomade glaubt, dort ersticken zu müssen, zieht sich in die Taiga zurück und stirbt. Eine pessimistische Parabel über den Zusammenstoß zweier Kulturen, deren Vertreter sich trotz gegenseitiger Sympathie fremd bleiben. Die eigentliche Heldin aber ist die in betörender Schönheit visuell eingefangene Natur: ihr Rhythmus bestimmt den Film von der Windstille bis zum furiosen Schneesturm. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

"Dersu Uzula" Presented in Sovscope 70
Original title: "Hoffa USA 1992. Filmed in Panavision 2;39:1. Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track Dolby Stereo. German version / 140 minutes / Original premiere print.

Original titel: "Hoffa" / "Jimmy Hoffa" (2:20). Filmed in: 35mm 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision Super 35. Presented on: The curved screen in a vintage 70mm print with 6-track magnetic Dolby Stereo sound. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1992. World Premiere: 25.12.1992. German premiere: 04.03.1993

Directed by Danny DeVito. Written by David Mamet. Produced by Danny DeVito. Music by. David Newman. Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum

Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh, Robert Prosky.

Academy Awards Nominated, USA 1993
Best Cinematography
Best Makeup

70mm Blow Up List 1992 - by in70mm.com

Original titel: "Murder on the Orient Express" / "Mord im Orient-Express" (114 min). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision System 65 (2,21:1). Presented: on the curved screen in Panavision Super 70 with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 2,39:1. Country of origin: USA/UK. Production year: 2017. World premiere: 03.11.2017, Royal Albert Hall, London, England. German premiere: 09.11.2017.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Michael Green. Music by Patrick Doyle. Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos. Film Editing by Mick Audsley

Kenneth Branagh (Hercule Poirot), Daisy Ridley (Mary Debenham), Leslie Odom Jr. (Dr. Arbuthnot), Penélope Cruz (Pilar Estravados), Josh Gad (Hector MacQueen), Johnny Depp (Edward Ratchett), Derek Jacobi (Edward Henry Masterman), Sergei Polunin (Count Rudolph Andrenyi), Lucy Boynton (Countess Elena Andrenyi), Michelle Pfeiffer (Caroline Hubbard), Judi Dench (Princess Dragomiroff), Olivia Colman (Hildegarde Schmidt), Willem Dafoe (Gerhard Hardman), Michael Pena, Tom Bateman

In the most timeless of whodunits, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS follows renowned detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to solve what would become one of the most infamous crimes in history. After a shocking murder of a wealthy businessman on the lavish European train barreling its way west in the dead of winter, private detective Poirot must use every tool of his trade to uncover which of the train’s eclectic passengers is the killer, before he or she strikes again. Published in 1934, Agatha Christie’s novel, Murder on the Orient Express is considered one of the most ingenious stories ever devised. More than 80 years after its publishing, Christie’s novel remains beloved by new generations of readers. Kenneth Branagh’s stunning retelling of the beloved mystery with its acclaimed ensemble and breathtaking visuals invites audiences to take the most suspenseful train ride of their lives.

About shooting on 65MM film:

The level of detail was particularly important as the film was shot on 65mm, a format which heightens every element of the filmmaking process. "In our digital age, it's increasingly rare for films to be shot on celluloid, and mostly when they are, it's 35mm,” said Branagh. “We are shooting on 65mm. So, in crude terms, it's twice the size of the 35mm negative. It allows for a level of definition in the color and the range of tones and contrasts in the movie that, if you like film, some would argue, echoes more the experience of the human eye when viewing things. It essentially means, in layman's terms, that it looks sharper, richer, more colorful, and it feels like you're inside it. That's what 65mm does for me, and I wanted to take the audience onto the train. That's why we chose that format."

Sir Kenneth Branagh

"Murder on the Orient Express" Production Information

Original titel: "Phantom Thread" / "Der seidene Faden" (130 min). Filmed in: 35mm 3 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision System 35 (__:1). Presented: on the curved screen in blazing 70mm with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 1,85:1. Country of origin: USA/UK. Production year: 2017. World premiere: 11.12.2017, USA. German premiere: 01.02.2018.

Directed and Written by Paul Thomas Anderson. Produced by: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi. Music by: Jonny Greenwood. Editing by: Dylan Tichenor. Costume Design by: Mark Bridges. Production Design by: Mark Tildesley

Daniel Day-Lewis (Reynolds Woodcock), Vicky Krieps (Alma), Lesley Manville (Cyril)

Academy Awards
Best Achievement in Costume Design Mark Bridges
Academy Awards Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Lesley Manville
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures Jonny Greenwood
Best Achievement in Directing Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Motion Picture of the Year JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison & Daniel Lupi


Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

About the filming on 3-perf 35mm film and 70mm prints

"The movie was shot 3 perf 35mm, which means you can't make prints without an optical. This means, to retain any quality they'd have to do a DI. For a true 35mm photochemical distribution from a 3 perf negative, this is the workflow: Cut OCN>3 perf IP> 3 to 4 perf blowup IN> release prints. So you'd be dealing with 4th generation for theatrical prints on 35mm. Where with a DI, you scan the negative and you laser out directly to 70mm IN. So release prints are being struck off a 70mm IN which for all practical purposes is an identical replica of the 3 perf 35mm negative. So you're dealing with prints made from 2nd generation, instead of 4th generation with the optical printing process. One could do an optical blow up directly from the negative, but the cost to do every single print that way, is exorbitant, so it's really never done."

Tyler Purcell, Cinematographer, Los Angeles, USA

Behind the scenes with Annapurna Pictures (YouTube)
"Phantom Thread" full Production Notes

Original titel: "Playtime" / "Playtime - Tatis herrliche Zeiten" (126 min). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Mitchell 65mm cameras. Presented: on the curved screen in 70mm with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 1,75:1 Country of origin: France. Production year: 1967. World Premiere: 17.12.1967, Empire Cinerama, Paris, France. West German premiere 14.08.1968.

Director: Jacques Tati. Script: Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Art Buchwald. Photography: Jean Badal & Andréas Winding. Music by: Francis Lemarque.

Jacques Tati (Monsieur Hulot), Barbara Dennek (Young Tourist), Rita Maiden (Mr. Schultz's Companion (as Rita Maïden)), France Rumilly (Woman Selling Eyeglasses), France Delahalle (Shopper in Department Store)

Monsieur Hulot is on his way to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets caught in a tourist invasion and roams around the city with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. In true Tati fashion, we are shown Paris as a stylish maze of mid century modern architecture filled with the latest technological gadgets.

Monsieur Hulot verliert sich im labyrinthartigen Paris. Umringt von Glaspalästen und Wolkenkratzern besucht er zuerst eine Ausstellungsmesse, später ein Nobelrestaurant, in dem es drunter und drüber geht. Meisterwerk! Unverständlicherweise floppte der Film in den Lichtspielhäusern, was Tatis Regierkarriere nahezu besiegelte. Die perfekt getimte „Choreografie des Chaos“ lässt einen Staunen.

About the restoration of "Play Time"

"Play Time" was the only Jacques Tati movie shot for 70mm release. The original (1967) negative material was so worn and damaged that, by the year 2000, it wasn't possible to make new copies without some restoration being done to it. We had to repair the original film elements physically, using both chemical and digital methods, and also repair the sounds. We sought to restore this version of the film to correspond to Jacques Tati's original artistic vision. So, we had to search to find the lost parts of the film, in order to add them to the new 70mm prints. We had to be sure of the cuts Tati was forced to make. We did some research on all the documents we had from that era, and we could also refer to two 35mm copies from the Toulouse and the Lausanne cinematheques, which confirmed our thoughts. The new version is as long as the Toulouse version, about 2 hours 06 min, instead of 1hour 58 min. It's not as long as the complete original, but it was what we could locate and assemble.

Jerome Deschamps, The Reconstruction of the 70mm print of Jacques Tati's "Play Time"

Die Restaurierung von „Tatis herrliche Zeiten“
La restauration de "Play Time"
The restoration of "Play Time"

Original titel: "Ready Player One" (2:20) + intermission. Filmed in: 35mm 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: ______________. Presented on: The curved screen in a new 70mm print with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 2018. World World Premiere: 11.03.2018. German premiere: 05.04.2018.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay: Zak Penn & Ernest Cline. Produced by Donald De Line, Dan Farah & Kristie Macosko Krieger. Music by Alan Silvestri. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski. Film Editing by Sarah Broshar & Michael Kahn

Tye Sheridan (Parzival / Wade), Olivia Cooke (Art3mis / Samantha), Ben Mendelsohn (Sorrento), Lena Waithe (Aech / Helen), T.J. Miller (I-R0k), Simon Pegg (Curator / Ogden Morrow), Mark Rylance (Anorak / Halliday)

70mm Blow Up List 2018 - by in70mm.com
Original titel: 2OO1: A Space Odyssey / "2OO1: Odyssee im Weltraum" (149 min) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70 (2,21:1). Presented: on the curved CINERAMA screen in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA/UK. Production year: 1964-68. World premiere: 02.04.1968, Uptown Theatre, Washington DC, USA. West German premiere: 11.09.1968.

Produktion: Stanley Kubrick. Regie: Stanley Kubrick. Buch: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke. Vorlage: Arthur C. Clarke (Kurzgeschichte). Kamera: Geoffrey Unsworth, John Alcott. Musik: Aram Khatschaturian, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauß, György Ligeti. Schnitt: Ray Lovejoy

Keir Dullea (David Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Frank Poole), William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood Floyd), Leonard Rossiter (Smyslov), Daniel Richter (Mondbeobachter), Robert Beatty (Halvorsen), Frank Miller (Chef der Expedition), Ed Bishop

The Running time of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" is 2 hours 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of OVERTURE, ENTRACTE and EXIT MUSIC.

Academy Awards
• Best Effects, Special Visual Effects: Stanley Kubrick
Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Director: Stanley Kubrick
• Best Writing, Story and Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
• Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Anthony Masters, Harry Lange & Ernest Archer

One of the more common reactions to Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" is "wait, what the hell happened exactly?" In a 1969 interview with Joseph Gelmis, Kubrick explained the plot in a very straightforward manner:

You begin with an artifact left on earth four million years ago by extraterrestrial explorers who observed the behavior of the man-apes of the time and decided to influence their evolutionary progression. Then you have a second artifact buried deep on the lunar surface and programmed to signal word of man's first baby steps into the universe -- a kind of cosmic burglar alarm. And finally there's a third artifact placed in orbit around Jupiter and waiting for the time when man has reached the outer rim of his own solar system.

When the surviving astronaut, Bowman, ultimately reaches Jupiter, this artifact sweeps him into a force field or star gate that hurls him on a journey through inner and outer space and finally transports him to another part of the galaxy, where he's placed in a human zoo approximating a hospital terrestrial environment drawn out of his own dreams and imagination. In a timeless state, his life passes from middle age to senescence to death. He is reborn, an enhanced being, a star child, an angel, a superman, if you like, and returns to earth prepared for the next leap forward of man's evolutionary destiny.

That is what happens on the film's simplest level. Since an encounter with an advanced interstellar intelligence would be incomprehensible within our present earthbound frames of reference, reactions to it will have elements of philosophy and metaphysics that have nothing to do with the bare plot outline itself.

Stanley Kubrick, 1969

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Original titel: "West Side Story" (2:32) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented on: The curved screen in a new Super Panavision 70 print with the original 6-track mix in DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1961. World Premiere: Rivoli, New York City, USA, on 18.10.1961. West German premiere: 13.09.1962.

Directed by: Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise. Screenplay: Ernest Lehman. Produced by: Saul Chaplin. Music by: Leonard Bernstein. Cinematography by: Daniel L. Fapp

Natalie Wood (Maria), Russ Tamblyn (Riff), Richard Beymer (Tony), George Chakiris (Bernardo), Rita Moreno (Anita)

1962 Academy Award Wins:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role George Chakiris
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rita Moreno
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin
Best Cinematography, Color Daniel L. Fapp
Best Costume Design, Color Irene Sharaff
Best Director Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
For the first time a directing award is being shared.
Best Film Editing, Thomas Stanford
Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal
Best Picture Robert Wise
Best Sound Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)
Gordon Sawyer (Samuel Goldwyn SSD)

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Ernest Lehman

Considered one of the most popular musicals of all time, "West Side Story" earned director Robert Wise an Oscar for Best Director as well as nine other Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Realistically portrayed characters and their surroundings and expert editing complementing innovative dance sequences mark this highly stylized modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale. The stage is set in New York's Upper West Side in the 1950s, where the area's slums are plagued by racial tensions acted on by two rival gangs: the Puerto Rican Sharks and the Caucasian Jets. In the middle of this mess is young, innocent Maria (Natalie Wood), a Puerto Rican seamstress whose brother, Bernardo (George Chakiris), is the leader of the Sharks. Despite the warnings of Anita (Rita Moreno), Bernardo's fiery girlfriend, Maria falls in love with a young, hopeful Polish boy, Tony (Richard Beymer), who used to belong to the Jets, now headed by Riff (Russ Tamblyn). When Tony, on Maria's urging, tries to stop a rumble between the gangs, tragedy ensues, marking their dedicated love affair with violence and desperation. The infectious, lyrical landmark score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim help round out one of the greatest musical experiences ever captured on film.

"West Side Story" was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.

Wolfram Hannemann's 2009 Bradford introduction to "West Side Story"

Original titel: "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" (12 min). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70 with a 50mm lens. Presented on: The curved screen in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track DATASAT digital sound. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: Norway. Production year: 1988-89, Shot on 180 workdays with 105 shooting days. World Premiere: June 1991, Grimstad, Norway. German premiere: 09.10.2005, Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe.

Directed by: Morten Skallerud. Main shooting crew: Frode Wik, Sklak Mienna, Svein Anderson and Knut Skoglund. Composer: Jan Garbarek. Dolby Stereo mix: Norsk Filmstudio, Oslo. Six-track mix for 70mm by: Pinewood Studios, England. Laboratory post-production by: Technicolor in London. Film stock: 65mm Eastman Kodak 5247 (day). 65mm Eastman Kodak 5297 (night).

Making "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" had been a dream for many years, ever since January 1980 when I first came to a deserted, isolated, weather-beaten small village in Finnmark, located in northernmost Norway. Then the dream slowly turned into reality after we found a reliable method of doing extended tracking shots over rugged terrain, frame by frame. "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" is a nature animation film - a kind of time-lapse film in one single shot. We see the Arctic year passing by at 50,000 times normal speed, and at the same time we "fly" along the remains of a 2.5 kilometre internal village road. "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" is intended for large cinema screens. It was shot in 70mm, thanks to a sponsoring deal with Panavision.

Morten Skallerud.

Director Morten Skallerud will be official guest the 14th Todd-AO Festival

Full production information


2018 Tickets

Einzelticket pro Film 12,00 €
Einzelticket pro Film Student 9,00 €
Einzelticket Kind (bis 14 Jahren) 5,00 €

Tagespass (1 Tag) für alle Veranstaltungen des Tages inkl. Verpflegung 50,00 €
Tagespass (1 Tag) Student 40,00 €
Festivalpass (3 Tage) für alle Festivalveranstaltungen 120,00 €
Festivalpass (3 Tage) Student 85,00 €

The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival, the festival brochure. The Weekend Pass also includes the following additional bonuses:

• Welcome Coffee/Tee, Softdrink on arrival
• Festival Program brochure
• Entrance to Friday's get together with free beer specialties from the local HOEPFNER brewery
• Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 09.00 in the SCHAUBURG Cinerama lounge
• Dinner break on Friday
• Complimentary lunch and dinner break on Saturday and Sunday
• Meet the film people

• Ticket reservation
The Todd-AO 70mm Festival is generously supported by the Georg Fricker Stiftung

Georg Fricker Stiftung

Jürgen Brückner
Thomas Burkhardt
Ninette Christensen
Thomas Drumm
Hartmut Fricker
Wolfram Hannemann
Thomas Hauerslev
Marcel Höger
Thorsten Kinne
Adéla Kokešová
Christine Kummer
Claudius Lang
Cordula Lau
Tommy Madsen, Logmar
Orla Nielsen
Gunter Oehme
Jan Olsen
Paul Rayton
Galina Shaveika
Morten Skallerud
Pavel Tomešek
René Wolf

Team Projektion:
Vincent Koch
Marcus Vetter

• Go to How Georg Fricker became the owner and operator of the last of Karlsruhe’s “picture palaces”.

Wie Georg Fricker übernahm Karlsruhes letzten Kinopalast
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