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  • Wednesday, February 24

    3:10 PM (170 mins)
    BAMPFA

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NFPF Preservation Highlights

Lecture/screening class (3 hours). Special admission applies. 
Live Music / Judith Rosenberg on piano

  • Archival Practice, American Style

    Executive Director of the National Film Preservation Foundation

The San Francisco–based National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) is dedicated to saving American films made outside the commercial sector. Since the NFPF’s inception in 1997, the organization has preserved more than 2,200 films. Executive director Jeff Lambert will offer an overview of the mission and activities of the NFPF and present a selection of films they have helped preserve, from silent-era social-issue films, documentaries, and short narratives to orphan films and artist-made independent productions.

Films in this Screening

The Breath of a Nation

Gregory La Cava, United States, 1919

Children Who Labor

Thomas Edison Company, United States, 1912

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street

American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, United States, 1905

Lyman H. Howe’s Famous Ride on a Runaway Train

United States, 1921

Running Around San Francisco for an Education 

C.R. Skinner, United States, 1938

Notes on the Port of St. Francis

Frank Stauffacher, United States, 1951

Faces and Fortunes

Goldshall Design Associates for Kimberly-Clark, United States, 1960

Multiple Sidosis

United States, 1977