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From Vault to Screen: Recent Restorations from the Academy Film Archive

September 9-30

Since its creation in 1991, the Academy Film Archive has been an institutional sponsor of the preservation, restoration, documentation, and exhibition of motion pictures, housing one of the most diverse collections in the world. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired its first film in 1929, and today the Archive’s collection comprises 85,000 titles — from Oscar-nominated films to documentaries, amateur works, experimental shorts, early Hollywood features, screen tests, interviews, and even filmmakers’ personal collections. This series includes a range of recent restorations from the Archive, and is presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Film preservationists Mark Toscano and Heather Linville will be present to introduce a number of these screenings.

image from Frank Film
Frank Mouris, 1973, 9 minutes
courtesy Academy Film Archive

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