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Film Series: To Save and Project: The 17th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, January 9-20, 2020

From MoMA’s website:

“Now in its 17th year, MoMA’s annual celebration of film preservation, To Save and Project, features newly preserved and restored films from archives, studios, distributors, foundations and individual filmmakers around the world. This year’s program begins with the restoration premiere of two major silent films from MoMA’s archive: D.W. Griffith’s powerful drama Isn’t Life Wonderful (1924), filmed on location in postwar Germany, and Raoul Walsh’s Loves of Carmen (1927), a rowdy adaptation of Prosper Mérimée’s novella Carmen, which established Dolores del Rio as Hollywood’s first woman star of Mexican descent.”

The Women Film Pioneers Project is particularly excited about the screening of a fragment of Those Who Love (1926) alongside the restored The Cheaters (1929), both directed and written by Australian film pioneer Paulette McDonagh, and the inclusion of A Study in Reds (1932), directed by Miriam Bennett, as part of a program on amateur films on the National Registry.