The Festival features restored works of films greatest influences, from Fellini, Welles, and Argento.
For most of November, MoMa will be presenting ‘To Save and Project’, their 13th annual International Festival of Film Preservation. The festival will give you the chance to experience classic films from classic filmmakers, like Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, and Dario Argento in a way like never before. All of the films have been masterfully restored and many will be seen here for the first time. The festival will cover a large range of golden age Hollywood cinema, including silent cinema, orphan films, rediscovered world cinema, film noir, musicals, and more. The highlights of the festival will cover some of Orson Welles’ unseen films and scenes, representations of Hollywood and independent American cinema, Animation and experimental cinema, European Classics, from pioneering feminist films to obscure Cold War thrillers from Germany, rediscoveries from World Cinema, and restorations of silent films. Special guests will include Oja Kodar, Stefan Droessler, Guy Maddin, Chris Langdon, Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), noted film historians John Canemaker, Tom Gunning, and Eddie Muller.
If you need to catch up or want to learn about some film history, there’s no better place to start than this festival. It’ll run from November 4th to the 25th.