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National Film Registry

Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

Michael Moore | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Moore

It is, to say the least, a huge honor that for me ranks right up there with the Oscar and the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The National Film Registry is a slightly rarefied list of movies in the history of cinema.

What 'Mary Poppins' Has In Common With 'Pulp Fiction'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke ...

The National Film Registry Scorecard

Jon Eig | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I am always intrigued by the Library of Congress's annual selections for the National Film Registry. Since 1989, panels of experts have selected 25 films per year to add to this list. The net they cast is wide, covering all types of film, recognized for cultural, historical or artistic significance.

'A Christmas Story' Is Officially A Classic

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — "Breakfast at Tiffany's," `'Dirty Harry" and "A League of Their Own" will be preserved for their enduring significance in American ...

'Stand And Deliver' And 'El Mariachi' Among A Dozen Latino-Related Movies In National Film Registry

Posted 12.30.2011 | Latino Voices

"Stand and Deliver," the 1988 film starring Edward James Olmos in an Oscar-nominated role as East Los Angeles math teacher, and Robert Rodriguez's "El...

Which Tom Hanks Film Is Now A National Treasure?

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Bambi, Forrest Gump and Hannibal Lecter have at least one thing in common: Their cinematic adventures were chosen by the Library of...

'The Empire Strikes Back' Inducted Into Library of Congress

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BALTIMORE — Darth Vader proclaiming he's Luke Skywalker's father, John Travolta preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activis...

Women-Made Films Mostly Ignored by the National Film Registry. Why?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Diane Tucker

The situation for women who want to make movies is grim. Despite the fact that film schools graduate as many women as men, just 4% of Hollywood directors are women.