March 26–April 9
Martin Scorsese has long been a passionate champion for film preservation and restoration. In 1990, he co-founded The Film Foundation, which has been responsible for the restoration of more than 750 films, including fiction features, documentaries, and avant-garde cinema. And in 2007, he launched the World Cinema Project, dedicated to restoring neglected great films from around the world. To date, 28 films from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, South America, and the Middle East have been restored, preserved and exhibited for a global audience. This series offers a small selection of some of the great movies that have been saved for theatrical presentation by these essential initiatives.
The final film in this series, on April 9, will be a program of avant-garde films selected by Martin Scorsese. Details will be posted soon.