Sixth Annual Art House Convergence Conference Held in Utah

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

At last month’s Sixth Annual Art House Convergence Conference Sony showcased the SRX-R515P 4K digital cinema projection designed for art houses and independent theaters. The conference was held at the Zermatt Resort and the Homestead Resort in Midway Utah. “We are at a true tipping point in the art house community with theater owners increasingly realizing the benefits of digital conversion ” said Russ Collins  Art House Convergence chair and executive director and CEO of Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor Michigan which has two Sony 4K projection systems installed. “Those that have already converted and others still planning to will learn a great deal from the wealth of information provided at this conference and we’re proud to have Sony join us.” Event highlights included a presentation on the digital restoration process from Grover Crisp executive vice president film restoration and asset management Sony Pictures Entertainment along with a special screening of the 4K digital restoration of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. The film won the 1970 Academy Award for Foreign Language Film and was recently restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment with support from Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation. Chris Lane repertory sales manager at Sony Pictures Entertainment also hosted a presentation on the benefits and challenges of repertory film programming sharing details about the breadth of Sony’s library the availability of 4K restorations and new titles being added.