Yearlong program featuring restored 35mm prints from Martin Scorsese’s motion picture preservation foundation
Nitehawk Cinema, New  York | May 2013 – April 2014

Included introductions by Martin Scorsese, Bruce Weber, Kim Gordon, Desiree Akhavan, and Schawn Belston amongst many others.

Written contributions by William Rothmans, Wendy Clarke, Dennis Doros,  Ross Lipman, Kate Zambrano, Jim Jarmusch, Jeffrey Couchman, Andrew Dominik, Andrew Baratta, Gabriel Miller, Susanna Morose Tarjan, Jennifer L. McMahon, Stephen M. Silverman, Zachary Heinzerling, Joseph Walsh, James Naremore, James B. Harris, Caryn Coleman, Michael Musto and more.

For the past two decades Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation has been dedicated to preserving motion picture history and this unique monthly screening honors the cultural significance of their endeavors. The Film Foundation series introduces new audiences to cinematic classics such as Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes, and Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter as well as presenting little known greats like Barbara Loden’s Wanda. And because each print has been beautifully restored, it also provides those familiar with these works the chance to view them in a way in which they’ve never seen before! This program also stresses importance on the protection and preservation of the medium of film itself. Therefore, all movies shown will be in a 35mm presentation.

We support The Film Foundation’s efforts to ensure that these films – works of art, historical records, and essential representations of our culture – will survive future generations. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sale from these screenings will go towards current and future preservation projects.

Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with the leading archives and studios, the foundation raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and has saved over 600 films. In addition to the preservation, restoration, and presentation of classic cinema, the foundation teaches young people about film language and history through The Story of Movies, the organization’s groundbreaking educational curriculum that is used by over 100,000 educators nationwide. Joining Scorsese on the board of directors are Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford, and Steven Spielberg. The Film Foundation is aligned with the Directors Guild of America. 

VICE Presents: The Film Foundation Screening Series is organized by Eddy Moretti, VICE’s Chief Creative Officer, Jennifer Ahn and Margaret Bodde of The Film Foundation, and Caryn Coleman, Programmer at Nitehawk Cinema.

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