These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Location: Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Mary Pickford Theater, Third Floor
About the Film:
This 2011 documentary illustrates the history and importance of the National Film Registry, the Library’s collection of 600 films—with up to 25 added every year—identified as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Featuring interviews with the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, and experts from the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, the film champions preservation of our material heritage as a celebration of the American experience.
Introductions by Mark Sweeney, Director for Preservation and Liz Stanley, Preservation Specialist, Library of Congress.
This event is one of a number of activities sponsored by the Library of Congress in celebration of National Preservation Week: Pass It On (April 21-27, 2013) to share preservation strategies that help people care for their personal materials—and thereby pass them on.