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To Save and Project: The 16th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

January 04, 2019 – January 31, 2019

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces the 16th annual edition of To Save and Project, a festival dedicated to celebrating newly preserved and restored films from archives, studios, distributors, foundations, and independent filmmakers around the world. Running from January 4 to 31, 2019, this year’s festival includes more than 50 newly preserved features and shorts from Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States—virtually all of them North American or New York premieres—by filmmakers as diverse as Fernando de Fuentes, André de Toth, Safi Faye, Ha Gil-jong, F. W. Murnau, and Doris Wishman. Many of these films are receiving their first American screening since their original release; others will be shown in meticulously restored versions that recapture the long-lost sound and image quality of their initial release; and some will be publicly screened for the first time ever in New York.

To Save and Project opens with a tribute to Barbet Schroeder through all of his documentaries. Schroeder, who is also celebrated for fiction films like TricheursReversal of FortuneBarfly, and Single White Female, will present his self-described “trilogy of evil”: General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974), Terror’s Advocate (2007), and the New York premiere theatrical run, from January 4 to 10, of The Venerable W. (2017). Other highlights include special guest appearances by Peggy Ahwesh, Wolf-Eckart Bühler, George Griffin, Barbara Hammer, Yvonne Rainer, and Arturo Ripstein. The festival concludes with the world premiere theatrical run, from January 25 to 31, of MoMA’s new restoration of Ida Lupino’s melodrama Never Fear (The Young Lovers) (1950).

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Special thanks to Cindi Rowell, Olivia Priedite, and Julia Mettenleiter.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Electronic subtitling provided by Sub-Ti Ltd.

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Buddies. 1985. USA. Written and directed by Arthur J. Bressan. Courtesy Frameline

The Charles Bukowski Tapes. 1985. France. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Les Films du Losange

Crime Wave. 1954. USA. Directed by André de Toth. Courtesy Warner Bros.

Fad’jal. 1979. Senegal. Written and directed by Safi Faye. Courtesy of the CNC

El fantasma del convent (The Phantom of the Monastery). 1934. Directed by Fernando de Fuentes. Courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive

Faust. 1926. Germany. Directed by F. W. Murnau. Courtesy Munich Filmmuseum and Photofest

Faust. 1926. Germany. Directed by F. W. Murnau. Courtesy Munich Filmmuseum and Photofest

Forbidden Paradise. 1924. USA. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait. 1974. France/Switzerland. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Les Films du Losange

The Private Life of Henry VIII. 1933. Great Britain. Directed by Alexander Korda. Courtesy BFI National Archive, The Film Foundation in association with ITV and Park Circus

Histoires d’Amerique: Food, Family and Philosophy. 1989. Belgium/France. Written and directed by Chantal Akerman. Courtesy Royal Cinematheque of Belgium

Histoires d’Amerique: Food, Family and Philosophy. 1989. Belgium/France. Written and directed by Chantal Akerman. Courtesy Royal Cinematheque of Belgium

Koko: A Talking Gorilla. 1978. France. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Les Films du Losange

The Color of Love. 1994. USA. Directed by Peggy Ahwesh. Courtesy of the artist

Nude on the Moon. 1961. USA. Directed by Doris Wishman. Courtesy American Genre Film Archive

Never Fear. 1950. USA. Directed by Ida Lupino. Courtesy Eagle-Lion Films/Photofest.

Night Tide. 1961. USA. Written and directed by Curtis Harrington. Courtesy by NWR and Photofest

Ők Ketten (The Two of Them). 1977. Hungary/France. Directed by Márta Mészáros. Courtesy Hungarian National Film Archive

The Quiller Memorandum. 1966. United Kingdom.  Directed by Michael Anderson. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Photofest

The Quiller Memorandum. 1966. United Kingdom.  Directed by Michael Anderson. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Photofest

L’avocat de la terreur (Terror’s Advocate). 2007. France. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Magnolia Pictures and Les Films du Losange

The Venerable W. 2017. France/Switzerland. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Les Films du Losange

The Venerable W. 2017. France/Switzerland. Directed by Barbet Schroeder. Courtesy Les Films du Losange