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.

Remembering Curtis Hanson

9/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Martin Scorsese

Remembering Curtis Hanson

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Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Cinepolis Centro Sala 3, Morelia, Mexico


Restored in 2009 by Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.

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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