Scorsese’s Foundation Now Has a Free Virtual Screening Room for Film Restorations

This post is by Oliver Peters from No Film School

Martin Scorsese is doing the best work for film restoration.

Where would we be without Martin Scorsese’s efforts to keep old cinema alive? Scorsese’s nonprofit The Film Foundation is launching a free virtual screening room to showcase film restorations they take on.

The Film Foundation Restoration Screening Room, which will show foundation restorations and those from partnering restoration houses, will launch on Monday, May 9, with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1945 romantic comedy I Know Where I’m Going! starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey.

The restoration of this movie was overseen by The Film Foundation and BFI National Archive, in association with ITV and Park Circus.

Scorsese talked about the initiative, saying, “We’re looking forward to making these beautiful restorations available to a wide audience. Many of these presentations will feature restorations that are rarely seen, with myself and other filmmakers sharing why these films are important, how they have impacted our lives, and why it’s crucial that they be preserved.”

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