One half of all films made before 1950, and over 80% made before 1929 are lost forever. The Film Foundation preserves and restores film -- features, documentaries, independent, avant-garde, home movies, and silent films, ensuring their survival for future generations.


The Story of Movies curriculum teaches middle and high school students the language of cinema.

AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up To Offer 35mm Projection Workshop

7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up To Offer 35mm Projection Workshop

AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.

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New Zealand International Film Festival, The Roxy Cinema, Wellington, New Zealand


Restored by Universal Studios in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg for their consultation on this restoration.

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"Our American artistic heritage has to be preserved and shared by all of us. Just as we’ve learned to take pride in our poets and writers, in jazz and the blues, we need to take pride in our cinema, our great American art form.”

Martin Scorsese, Founder and Chair