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National Film Registry Selects Wobblies Documentary

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 12:03 -- Nick Dager

Each year the Librarian of Congress chooses a select group of films to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry champions American films and this year the seminal documentary, The Wobblies (1979), which was awarded a New York Women in Film and Television Women’s Film Preservation Fund grant in 2003, has been honored with inclusion to the list. The Wobblies (1979) by Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird is in outstanding company with others named to the Registry such as Sylvia Morales’ Chicana, Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman and Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena.

National Film Registry Adds 25 Movies

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 10:16 -- Nick Dager

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the annual selection of the 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic, or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary, animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color decades ago.

MTI Upgrades Nova Digital Restoration Software

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:46 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film has released DRS Nova v5, the latest version of its digital restoration software. The company says V5 has new features to perform common restoration tasks more easily and manage projects more efficiently, especially those delivering in 4K high dynamic range. MTI Film also introduced Shine, a utility for DRS Nova that automates the filtering of dirt and fleeting scratches, reducing the time to make those repairs by as much as 70 percent.

Michelson Cinema Research Library Ribbon Cutting Set for January 27

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:03 -- Nick Dager

There will be a virtual ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 27, highlighting the donation of the historic Michelson Cinema Research Library to the Internet Archive. At that time Lillian Michelson, 92, will unveil the first phase of her new digital collection. The Internet Archive’s founder and digital librarian, Brewster Kahle will also participate.

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