These Amazing Shadows
USA, 2011, 88 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Documentary, Filmmaking Focus, History
Special Presentation Thursday, May 12th at 7pm - Director Kurt Norton In-Person!
Post film Q&A moderated by Howie Movshovitz
Digital presentation - What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. THESE AMAZING SHADOWS tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. The current list of 550 films includes selections from every genre - documentaries, home movies, Hollywood classics, avant-garde, newsreels and silent films. These Amazing Shadows reveals how "American movies tell us so much about ourselves... not just what we did, but what we thought, what we felt, what we aspired to, and the lies we told ourselves."
DIRECTOR: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton
US Distributor: IFC Films
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