Cayuga Museum Theodore Case Film Festival 2012 Program

Cayuga Museum Theodore Case Film Festival 2012 Program

This festival honors the role of Auburnian Theodore Case and his Case Research Laboratory. Case forever changed the movie industry through his work on the sound-on-film process in the 1920s. Our mission is to honor Case’s experimental legacy by promoting media research and the screening of original visual media projects in Central New York.

This year’s program is called A Case Retrospective, Sound-on-Film: An Industry

Remade, with reviews of the work of this great American inventor, it touches on the birth of narrative film as well. It takes place in conjunction with the restoration of the Carriage House Annex behind the Cayuga Museum of History & Art. This was the original site of Case’s test film production studio and will now be a multipurpose theater known as ‘Theater Mack.’ It will be one of the venues of the inaugural Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival this summer.

Event Schedule
Auburn Public Theater Cinema

Friday, June 1

6PM Student Showcase: Screening of work from a number of area schools

Saturday, June 2

10AM “The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk” (Documentary and discussion)

1PM “Ted’s Talkies” A collection of test films & shorts from the Cayuga Museum archives (Commentary and discussion)

3PM 2012 Oscar Nominee “Hugo” Director Martin Scorsese’s storybook tribute to French silent film pioneer, George Melies. (Historical intro)

To attend the event, a $6 admission charged, for further information contact the Cayuga Museum at 315.253.8051. To learn more visit: