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“The Spook Who Sat By the Door”: National Film Registry #24

In the about-to-be 30 years that the National Film Registry has existed, many very well-known films have been added to its list.  Along the way, many films that are far less well known–but deserve far greater attention–have also been added.  A case in point is 1973’s “The Spook Who Sat By the Door” which was added […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — December 2018

Here are some of the titles preserved by our film laboratory that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication. December 1, 2018 “The Finishing Touch” (1928) San Francisco Silent Film Festival San […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress: September 2018

Back when we were planning the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, one mantra we always kept foremost in our minds was “preservation for access.” It’s a simple concept and self-explanatory, but it also pithily illustrates an important guiding principle. Nearly every activity in this facility is in the service of access, be it acquisition, […]