The Race to Save 100 Years (1998)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Peter Brooks narrates this documentary on film preservation, covering the replacement of nitrate film by safety film, fading colors, and various problems faced by archivists such as Robert Rosen (UCLA Film & Television Archive) and Mary Lea Bandy (MOMA). Clips show restoration efforts on Meet Me in St. Louis, Gone With The Wind, and other films. Those involved in film-rescue operations seen here include Ted Turner, Martin Scorsese, and Kevin Brownlow. Shown at the 1998 Santa Barbara Film Festival.



archival-footage, filmmaker, preservation