The George Eastman Museum honors the legacy of James Card with an annual lecture by a visiting scholar, filmmaker, festival director, or film preservation specialist. The lectures focus on James Card's life and work, his cultural vision, and a wide array of themes linked to the mission of saving, restoring, and showcasing the art of cinema for the benefit of present and future audiences.
2014 | Ned Price, chief preservation officer, Warner Bros.
2013 | Janice E. Allen, preservationist, founder of Cinema Arts, Inc.
2012 | Dennis Doros, co-founder, Milestone Film & Video
2011 | Edward E. Stratmann, associate curator of film, George Eastman Museum
2010 | Caroline Frick Page, curator of motion pictures, George Eastman Museum
2009 | Edward E. Stratmann, associate curator of film, George Eastman Museum
2008 | Richard Koszarski, film scholar and author
2007 | Robert Rosen, educator, critic, preservationist and former dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
2006 | Edith Kramer, honorary senior curator and director, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
2005 | Harold "Rusty" Casselton, preservationist and former chair of the film studies department, Minnesota State University Moorhead
2004 | Robert A. Gitt, preservation officer, the UCLA Film & Television Archive
2003 | Serge Bromberg, film producer
2002 | Neil Brand, musician, composer, silent film accompanist
2001 | Kevin Brownlow, film historian, filmmaker, author, and film editor
2000 | Jeanine Basinger, film historian and Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies; founder and curator of the Cinema Archives, Wesleyan University