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AUTHOR: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

Stacie Seifrit-Griffin works with the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board and National Film Registry. Prior to the Library, her career in the entertainment industry spanned radio, television and live events including CBS, UPN, KROQ (LA), HOT 97 (NY), WPGC (DC) and LOCKN' music festival. She is currently on a mission to watch all 850 films on the National Film Registry. She has completed 487 of 850, and is currently watching "America, America" (1963). Directed, produced and written by Elia Kazan, and the one he frequently cited as his personal favorite. Based loosely on Kazan's uncle, Stavros dreams of going to America in the late 1890s. Shot almost entirely in Greece and Turkey, "America, America" earned Oscar nominations for best director, best screenplay and best picture. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2001. For more information about the National Film Registry and to nominate films for consideration visit

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