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MoMA’s ‘To Save and Project’ returns with a slate of newly preserved films

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The Museum of Modern Art’s international film preservation festival “To Save and Project” is back for its 18th iteration, bringing with it an eclectic slate of newly restored and rediscovered films. Spanning 60 features and shorts from 19 counties, the festival kicks off Jan. 13 with Haile Gerima’s documentary “Wilmington 10 – USA 10,000” (1979) and runs through Feb. 5.

Among the highlights identified by the museum are Buster Keaton and Donald Crisp’s “The Navigator” (1924), Beth B. and Scott B.’s “The Offenders” (1980); Liza Béar’s “Force of Circumstance” (1990), Robert Frank’s “Me and My Brother” (1965–68) and Valerio Zurlini’s “La prima note di quiete” (“Indian Summer”) (1972), which closes out the festival.

Exhibition organizers note that this year’s “To Save and Project” represents 125 years of Black cinema and “offers a renewed appreciation of many women filmmakers from around the world.” Reconstructions of films “banned or severely censored and recut” will also be shown as part of this year’s festival.

The festival is organized by Joshua Siegel and Cynthia Rowell.

A full line-up and schedule can be found on the MoMA website.

Featured Image: “La prima notte di quiete” (“Indian Summer”). 1972. Italy. Directed by Valerio Zurlini. Courtesy Films du Camélia.


  • 1/13/2022 — 2/5/2022


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