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2003 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL “RESTORED AND REDISCOVERED”

5/6/2003 12:00:00 AM

Included in the 2nd Annual Tribeca Film Festival were a series of films whose preservation/restoration was made possible by The Film Foundation. The program featured films selected by the festival and presented from May 6-9th under the “Restored and Rediscovered” banner. This year’s screenings included the newly restored  THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966, d. Sergio Leone), THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954, d. Joseph Mankiewicz), and “Charles Laughton Directs THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER”, a fascinating presentation by UCLA Preservation Officer Robert Gitt, featuring rushes and outtakes from the 1955 film.

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THE FILM FOUNDATION AND MIRAMAX FILMS CO-HOST SPECIAL LOS ANGELES SCREENING OF THE GANGS OF NEW YORK

12/17/2002 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday, December 17, 2002, The Film Foundation and Miramax Films co-hosted a special Los Angeles screening of Martin Scorsese’s THE GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) at the Directors Guild of America.

Guests were welcomed with remarks from Martin Scorsese and Harvey Weinstein. In addition, the principal cast and crew of the Academy Award ® nominated film were in attendance, including: Michael Ballhaus (Director of Cinematography), Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie Robertson (Executive Music Producer) and Thelma Schoonmaker (Editor). 

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AMC SALUTES FILM PRESERVATION AND THE FILM FOUNDATION

11/19/2002 12:00:00 AM

On November 19, 2002, American Movie Classics (AMC) and The Film Foundation hosted a cocktail reception, screening, and panel discussion of Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS (1990).  The panel discussion included Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and Nick Pileggi.

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THE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER ALL-STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM VOYAGER

11/11/2002 12:00:00 AM

Inspired by the connection between famous faces and fabulous destinations, Cunard, Conde Nast Traveler and The Film Foundation presented screenings of three beautifully restored classic films --THE BIG SLEEP (1946, d. Howard Hawk), THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954, d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) and DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944, d. Billy Wilder) – aboard the Queen Elizabeth II’s (QE2) transatlantic crossing from New York to South Hampton, England. Director Michael Caton-Jones and archivist Mary Lea Bandy served as the foundation’s representatives aboard the QE2, participating in a series of informal discussions about filmmaking, the film preservation process, and the foundation’s efforts.

 

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