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To Save and Project:
The 18th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

January 13, 2022 – February 05, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

To Save and Project: The 18th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation includes more than 60 newly preserved features and shorts from 19 countries, many having world or North American premieres and presented in original versions not seen since their initial theatrical releases. To Save and Project is framed by two major rediscoveries. The festival opens on January 13 with the New York premiere restoration of Haile Gerima’s documentary Wilmington 10 – USA 10,000 (1979), about the notorious 1972 trial and nearly decade-long imprisonment of nine Black men and one white woman who were wrongfully convicted in a North Carolina State Court of arson and conspiracy. The screening will conclude with a discussion between Haile Gerima and Reverend Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., who led a boycott in Wilmington after the closure of a Black high school and who received the severest sentence of the so-called Wilmington 10. To Save and Project concludes with the North American premiere theatrical run (February 4–10) of Valerio Zurlini’s La prima notte di quiete (Indian Summer) (1972)—an austere, tragic romance starring Alain Delon as a failed poet—in its original, uncut Italian version.

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and Cynthia Rowell, independent consultant.

 

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Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.

Support for Europa is provided by the Polish Cultural Institute. 

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Wilmington 10 – USA 10,000. 1979. USA. Directed by Haile Gerima. [From left to right: Asghar Toutian, Haile Gerima, Ben Chavis, Shirikiana Aina, Larry Moten] Courtesy the filmmaker

Swing, Hutton, Swing! 1937. USA. Directed by Fred Waller. Courtesy the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Sziget a szárazföldön (The Lady from Constantinople). 1969. Hungary. Directed by Judit Elek. Courtesy National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive 

The Offenders. 1980. USA. Written and directed by Beth B and Scott B.  Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Blind Husbands [original 1919 version]. 1919. USA. Written and directed by Erich von Stroheim. Courtesy the Austrian Film Museum

Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme. 1985. Armenia. Directed by Sergei Parajanov. Courtesy Daniel Bird

De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another). 1977. Cuba. Directed by Sara Gómez. Courtesy Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst

La Divine Croisière (The Divine Voyage). 1929. France. Written and directed by Julien Duvivier. Courtesy Lobster Films

La Divine Croisière (The Divine Voyage). 1929. France. Written and directed by Julien Duvivier. Courtesy Lobster Films

F for Fake. 1973. France/Iran/West Germany. Directed by Orson Welles. Courtesy the Cinémathèque française

Frenchman’s Creek. 1944. USA. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Courtesy Universal Pictures.

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

Les Oliviers de la Justice (The Olive Trees of Justice). 1962. France. Directed by James Blue. Courtesy Kino Lorber 

Me and My Brother. 1965–68. USA. Directed by Robert Frank. © The Andrea Frank Foundation

Le Mystère de la Tour Eiffel (The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower). 1927. France. Directed by Julien Duvivier. Courtesy Lobster Films

The Navigator. 1924. USA. Directed by Buster Keaton and Donald Crisp. Courtesy Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation/Photofest

Die Reise nach Lyon (Blind Spot). 1980. West Germany. Written and directed by Claudia von Alemann. Courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin

Something Good—Negro Kiss [alternate version]. 1898. USA. Selig Polyscope. Courtesy the National Library of Norway 

[Program: Orphans at MoMA: Not in So Many Words]

The Primrose Path. 1925. USA. Directed by Harry O. Hoyt. Courtesy the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Wheels of Fate: The Story of the Rickshaw Man. 2020. USA. Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki. Courtesy Cineric Creative and Kadokawa

The Fire Brigade. 1926. USA. Directed by William Nigh. Courtesy the Library of Congress

The Killing Floor. 1984. USA. Directed by Bill Duke. Courtesy Film Movement

Les Bas-Fonds (The Lower Depths). 1936. France. Directed by Jean Renoir. Courtesy Janus Films

Europa. 1931. Poland. Directed by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson. Courtesy of Themerson Estate and LUX, London
Europa. 1931. Poland. Directed by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson. Courtesy of Themerson Estate and LUX, London