(Re)discoveries: New Restorations, New Prints

  • September 5, 2014 — November 21, 2014

As cinema moves into its second century, the preservation of classic films is finding new life through digital technology and collaborative efforts by film archives and studios worldwide. At the same time, appreciation for the glories of 35mm film prints and the opportunity for new generations to see the originals on the big screen remains a distinct pleasure. The Film Center is pleased to present this selection of iconic classics enjoying a second life via restoration or preservation, either by digital magic or lovingly made film prints. We hope you’ll discover something new, or see a longtime favorite in an entirely new light.


Sunset Boulevard

Directed by Billy Wilder

Down-on-his luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), out of work, rejected by the studios, and facing repossession of his car—a


Rio Bravo

Directed by Howard Hawks

John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Ricky Nelson team up in this idiosyncratic take on the “singing cowboy” Western from the


Safety Last!

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

One of the most beloved comedies of the silent era and one of star Harold Lloyd’s most famous films, Safety


Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder, who in his own way was always examining social norms and systems, here takes on the twin issues of


On Approval

Directed by Clive Brook

In this, the second adaptation of Frederick Lonsdale’s classic comedy—the first coming in 1930—Clive Brook stars in his own production


My Darling Clementine

Directed by John Ford

One of John Ford’s finest Westerns, and possibly the best known cinematic telling of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral


It Happened One Night

Directed by Frank Capra

Both at the peak of their considerable powers, Clark Gable stars opposite Claudette Colbert in Capra’s deeply felt, humane masterpiece

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Lost Horizon

Directed by Frank Capra

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Robert Riskin (It Happened One Night, Meet John Doe), and using a great deal of Columbia’s


Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime

Directed by Alain Resnais

Suffering from its canceled premiere at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival and only arriving in the US two years later