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DAILY NEWS: National Registry Picks Flicks; Sundance Additions

DAILY NEWS: National Registry Picks Flicks; Sundance Additions

DAILY NEWS: National Registry Picks Flicks; Sundance Additions

by Eugene Hernandez and Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE

>> National Film Registry Chooses 25 for 2000, “Shaft,” “Sherman’s March” and “Multiple Sidosis” Among Picks

(indieWIRE/ 01.02.01) — At the end of Y2K last week, The National Film
of the Library of Congress chose 25 films for preservation.
According to the National Film Preservation Act of 1996, “the library
selects up to 25 ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant
films’ each year.” To be eligible, films must be at least 10 years old,
according to the legislation, though they don’t have to be feature-length or
have had a theatrical release. The intent of the Preservation Act is that
the broadest possible range of films be eligible for consideration.

This year’s selection follows suit, with an eclectic assortment of films,
from famous studio films of the 1970s (“Apocalypse Now,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Network“) to one notable independent of the past (Gordon Park‘s 1971
seminal black film “Shaft“) to a couple more recent (documentaries like Ross
‘s acclaimed 1986 work “Sherman’s March” and Godfrey Reggio‘s 1983 meditative “Koyaanisqatsi“). From the 1950s, recently revived Hollywood
auteur works like Budd Boetticher‘s “The Tall T” and Frank Tashlin‘s “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” were also picked for preservation. Among the more interesting choices were the 1957 animated ad “Let’s All Go to the
,” a promo reel used in movie theaters that urged patrons to buy
popcorn and candy, and amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents‘s 10-minute 16 mm
film, “Multiple Sidosis,” from 1970. There are now a total of 300 films in
the registry. [Anthony Kaufman]

1) Apocalypse Now (1979)

2) Dracula (1931)

3) The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

4) Five Easy Pieces (1970)

5) GoodFellas (1990)

6) Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

7) The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912)

8) Let’s All Go to the Lobby (1957)

9) The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

10) Little Caesar (1930)

11) The Living Desert (1953)

12) Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

13) Multiple Sidosis (1970)

14) Network (1976)

15) Peter Pan (1924)

16) Porky in Wackyland (1938)

17) President McKinley Inauguration Footage (1901)

18) Regeneration (1915)

19) Salome (1922)

20) Shaft (1971)

21) Sherman’s March (1986)

22) A Star is Born (1954)

23) The Tall T (1957)

24) Why We Fight (series) (1943-45)

25) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

>>Sundance Fest Adds Two Movies to Lineup

(indieWIRE/ 01.02.01) — Peter Care‘s “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” is dropping out of this month’s Sundance Film Festival, reportedly because the
movie will not be ready in time. The film had been scheduled to screen as
the Festival’s Centerpiece Premiere. Organizers have added a new film to
lineup to replace “Altar Boys,” they also announced an additional midnight

Adam Brooks‘ “Invisible Circus,” a Fine Line Features film will replace the movie at the Festival. It stars Cameron Diaz, Jordana Brewster and Christopher Eccleston. Also joining the Sundance lineup is “Wave Twisters,” screening in the Festival’s midnight section. The movie, which was a hit on
the recent RESFEST tour, is an animated feature showcasing the work of
scratch DJ Q-Bert. [Eugene Hernandez]

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