Press Release: PHILIPS ELECTRONICS AND THE FILM FOUNDATION CO-HOST WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE NEWLY RESTORED THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA

The Film Foundation 07/23/2002

On July 25th, Philips Electronics and The Film Foundation co-hosted the opening night of the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s 11th Festival of Preservation at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The evening included the world premiere of the newly restored THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954, d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) and a VIP reception. The screening was introduced with a special taped message from TFF Chair Martin Scorsese about the complex restoration of THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA from the original Technicolor three-strip negatives. The audience was welcomed with opening remarks by filmmaker and long time preservation advocate Curtis Hanson.

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