Notes

More about Missing Movies

Noah Gittell writes about Missing Movies’ attempts to save I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and more at The Guardian. “A new advocacy organization composed of film-makers, distributors and film lovers, Missing Movies has a mission to “locate lost materials, clear rights, and advocate for policies and laws to make the full range of our cinema history available to all”. On its website is an initial list of “missing” movies, including The Heartbreak Kid, and the group has asked for help in expanding this list. Its initial goal is to draw attention to the problem, making viewers aware that the convenience of streaming services does not equate to widespread access to cinema history. Many films have already been lost and, without a concerted effort, another great purge could be on the way.”

Read more here. (Thanks, Colin!)

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