Martin Scorsese to Launch the Film Foundation Restoration Screening Room

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.”

Source: THR


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Screen Radar and Awards Circuit. He has conducted celebrity and red carpet interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names. He is a graduate of RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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