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A Funny Thing About Home Movies…

posted October 17, 2014

Saturday 18 October 2014 is Home Movie Day. Events will take place in many cities in many countries around the world. Free for anyone to take part in, the events provide opportunities to see and share home movies with community audiences. Moving-image archivists and other enthusiasts organize the events, and provide information about how to care for home movies. MORE >>

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At the Fair with Bob Hope; on the Hustings with Robert W. Scott

posted September 21, 2014

Thanks to a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, State Archives of North Carolina will ensure the longevity of films of two far-away phenomena, drawn from a collection that Century Film Productions, a Raleigh-based company, donated to the Archives in 1986. MORE >>

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For-Real Bogus Boxing Saved from the Trash

posted September 17, 2014

Film-Makers' Cooperative, of New York, will use a National Film Preservation Foundation grant to care for esteemed rock critic Richard Meltzer's idiosyncratic 1969 film about "Bogus Boxing Trash." MORE >>

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From Coitus Interruptus to Guaranteed-to-Last

posted September 11, 2014

Curt McDowell's "Sparkle's Tavern," a landmark of art porn, will tinkle on, thanks to a grant to the University of California-Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from the National Film Preservation Foundation MORE >>

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Robert Green’s Mardi Gras Balls of the 1950s

posted September 8, 2014

Two rare films of African American Carnival Balls in mid-1950s New Orleans will survive with the aid of a federal grant MORE >>

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Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home

posted August 5, 2014

Make a note to yourself, now: Next year, get to Bucksport, Maine, for Wunderkino. The wonders on offer at the events this year included historic film from law-enforcement training, amateur “home movies,” and Egyptian archaeological digs. MORE >>

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Belleville, Looking Like a Great Place to Live

posted July 25, 2014

Belleville, New Jersey's library will use a grant from the Library of Congress-funded National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve a film homage to the town. MORE >>

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Preserving the Colors of Yellowstone

posted July 24, 2014

A Kodacolor film, the first color footage of Yellowstone National Park, will survive thanks to a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. They don't make film like Kodacolor, any more. MORE >>

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Federal Funds Will Save 65 Films from Deterioration

posted July 24, 2014

The National Film Preservation Foundation has provided grants to 35 institutions in 22 U.S. states to preserve 65 films. The support is part of the federal appointed agency's annual cycle of support for films deemed historically important. MORE >>

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The Man Who Filmed Early Anchorage

posted July 24, 2014

Little motion-picture documentation exists of life in pre-WWII Anchorage, Alaska, and far less from before 1930. The National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded a grant to Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association to look after some of the footage that has survived. MORE >>