WORLD PREMIERE OF NEWLY RESTORED PATHS OF GLORY

06/22/2004

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation teamed up to host the world premiere of the newly restored PATHS OF GLORY (1957, dir. Stanley Kubrick), starring Kirk Douglas and Adolphe Menjou, at the Directors Guild of America theater on Thursday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m.  The screening was introduced by director-screenwriter Curtis Hanson, Honorary Chairman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.   

PATHS OF GLORY was restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, using for reference Mr. Kubrick’s personal 35mm print, which was provided by his wife. 

Instrumental to the process was the assistance of Leon Vitali, who not only appeared as an actor in numerous Kubrick films, but also served as a technical advisor to the director for almost three decades, particularly with regard to quality control of film prints and video releases.  

Restoration of the film was completed with the cooperation of MGM Studios and with funding from The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  “One of the key objectives of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is to contribute to other nonprofit organizations connected with the entertainment industry,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA.  “We are proud that the association has contributed $1,400,000 to The Film Foundation for its outstanding efforts toward the preservation and restoration of film history during the past nine years.  The premiere screening of the restored PATHS OF GLORY is a powerful testament to the merit of our contributions.” 

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