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    New Year, New Discoveries

    For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

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    Exclusive: Milestone Films and The Film Foundation Launch North American Tour of 'Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema'

    Milestone Films and The Film Foundation Launch North American Tour of 'Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.'

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    NFPB Study Reveals Staggering Loss of Early Silent Films

    Having just released “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929," a comprehensive survey of the silent era of motion pictures that began a century ago, the Library of Congress reveals that a startling amount of early silent films have become quite literally a thing of the past.

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    Why We Need A Digital Database to Archive and Ultimately Preserve Films

    Film producer and festival programmer Ted Hope recently wrote on his blog Hope for Film about the need for the industry to create a digital database to archive films. He share his ideas and asks for feedback.

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    A World-Class Archive On Your Home Screen

    Major archives sharing their latest finds on DVD: that’s a 21st century concept, and the latest example is "Lost & Found: American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive," just released by the National Film Preservation Foundation

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    UCLA’S FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

    Once again, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is presenting some of its latest preservation efforts on the big screen at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The series ranges from mainstream Hollywood features to live television broadcasts, documentaries, newsreels, and early short subjects that only ...

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    SEEING DOUBLE: RARE FILMS IN ALTERNATE VERSIONS

    UCLA Film and Television Archive is giving film buffs in Los Angeles an unprecedented opportunity to view six pictures from the transitional period from silence to sound in dual versions, back to back.

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    Hollywood’s First 3-D Revolution

    As 3-D continues to amuse, bemuse, frustrate, and bilk the moviegoing public, little attention is paid to the sweeping events that dominated the year 1953, when the medium revolutionized Hollywood for a tantalizingly brief period of time. There is so much misinformation about the first great wave of...

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    More Cinefest Adventures…

    Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the appealing Clara Bow-Buddy Rogers romantic comedy Get Your Man (1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner, we&...

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