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Film : the living record of our memory.


Why preserve film in a world where audiovisual materials seem so readily available online? That is the key question posed in Film, the Living Record of Our Memory, which features interviews with film archivists, curators, technicians, and filmmakers including Costa-Gavras, Jonas Mekas, Patricio Guzmán, Ken Loach, Bill Morrison, Fernando Trueba, Wim Wenders, and appearances by Martin Scorsese, Barbara Rubin, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Ridley Scott, and Ousmane Sembene. Together, they explore what film preservation is and why it is still so important to preserve celluloid, even in an increasingly digital world. Thanks to the tireless work of these film professionals, many of whom work unrecognized behind the scenes, we are still able to watch films that are more than 125 years old. The film pays tribute to their conviction that film holds our collective memory, and that access to film as it was meant to be seen may one day change a life. Film, the Living Record of Our Memory highlights the unique challenges of maintaining film, the cultural and political barriers to the preservation, and the surprising risks of digital preservation. The work is critical because, as the film explains, so much of this heritage has already been lost forever.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A documentary about the importance of moving images" --Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Extras: deleted scenes; trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director, Inés Toharia ; producers, Isaac Garcia, Paul Cadieux ; writer, Inés Toharia ; produced by El Grifilm Productions, Filmoption International ; director of photography, Daniel Vilar ; editors, Abraham Lifshitz, Inés Toharia ; music, Robert Marcel LePage.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Joe Bohbot ; Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Jonas Mekas, Patricio Guzmán, Ken Loach.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1, 16x9); 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo; region 1, NTSC.
Language Note:
English, Arabic, Catalan, French, Japanese and Spanish dialogue; English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Motion picture film > Preservation.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.


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