Not only is Martin Scorsese one of the top directors in the business, he’s also one of the biggest supporters of film restoration, as well as classic cinema. He walks the walk, too, with his organization The Film Foundation dedicated to just that. Now, they’re going one step forward and bringing the films to you, through a new endeavor called The Film Foundation Restoration Screening Room.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and other sources, Scorsese’s foundation is planning to make this a free monthly event. First up, on May 9th, is the 1945 movie I Know Where I’m Going!, with more to come. Classic film fans and cinephiles should certainly rejoice at this news.
THR says the following about Martin Scorsese’s new initiative through The Film Foundation:
Feature presentations will debut on the second Monday of each month, with screenings starting at a set time and then available for a 24-hour window. The screening will feature introductions, interviews with conservationists, behind-the-scenes looks at the restoration process and appearances from A-list fans. The announcement described the series as “appointment viewing.”