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These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America

Synopsis
This documentary tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflect the diversity of film and the American experience itself. It covers the passage of the National Film Preservation Act of 1988 and how this law set in motion a system to identify notable films. The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public and advice from the National Film Preservation Board, selects films each year to add to the Registry. The film includes interviews with the Librarian of Congress (Dr. James Billington), famous directors (including Christopher Nolan, John Lasseter, Rob Reiner, Julie Dash, John Singleton and John Waters), producers (Gale Anne Hurd and James Schamus), archivists and actors and actresses.

Extras include: LOST FOREVER- a look at film preservation, restoration,; LIVE FROM PRAGUE - recording the Score; THESE AMAZING SHADOWS AT SUNDANCE
These Amazing Shadows at Sundance; outtakes; alternative and deleted Scenes
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Notes
Also available on Blu-ray.
Further information on the film’s website http://www.theseamazingshadows.com/index.html
Subjects
Film studies; Librarianship
Keywords
archives; film preservation

Credits

Director
Kurt Norton; Paul Mariano

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
88 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Gravitas Docufilms

Sponsor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

Web
http://www.shoppbs.org External site opens in new window

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