Academy set to launch first-ever Film-to-Film Festival

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In its continued quest to ramp up film preservation efforts, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it will launch the first-ever Film-to-Film Festival, featuring films the Academy has preserved, running Sept. 27 through Sept. 29.

The festival will take place in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, according to a press release. It stems from a highly-touted Academy initiative launched a year ago called Project Film-to-Film with the goal of preserving as many movies on film as possible over a two-year span by mainly using film stock to create new prints. So far, more than 390 new prints have been created, according to the Academy, ranging from the short Naked Yoga to 1962’s beautifully, strangely mysterious Carnival of Souls.

Festival tickets for the movies, which range from Terry Gilliam’s 1985’s wildly futuristic Brazil to Carnival of Souls and 1942’s Mr. Blabbermouth!, are $5 each for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They can be purchased online or in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. Check the Academy’s site for a full list of screenings and ticket info.

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