American Movie Classics (AMC) Cable TV Network presents The Second
Annual AMC Film Preservation Festival
a 3-day event created to raise the awareness that half of the
feature-length movles and newsreels made before 1950 have been
lost due to decay and neglect. AMC has teamed with The Film
Foundation, chaird by Martin Scorsese, to face the momentous task
of preserving the sights and sounds of classic Hollywood.
During the weekend-long festival from Oct. 21-23, 1994, AMC will
air an original production. Directors on Film: A Conversation
About Preservation (October 22 at 5:15pm and 11:30pm ET) is a
roundtable discussion that will platform today's generation of
talented filmmakers. Moderated by independant director Martha
Coolidge (Ramblin' Rose) and featuring John Singleton (Boyz N the
Hood), Ben Stiller (Reality Bites), Jessie Nelson (Corrina,
Corrina) and David O. Russell (spanking the Monkey), Directors on
Film presents these filmmakers' personal perspectives on subjects
ranging from "What Films Should be Saved" to "Who Should Choose
the Films We Save".
Along with Directors on Film, the festival will also feature
restored and preserved films with special emphasis this year on
the Western. Stagecoach, the preview version and release version
of My Darling Clmentine, and For Whom the Bell Tolls are just some
of the many film offerings along with mini-documentaries on the
art and craft of film restoration, and impassioned testimonials
from Hollywood's leading celebrities including Oliver Stone, Clint
Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster.
If you are interasted in making a donation to this urgent cause,
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