Movie Report: Director Christopher Nolan To Meet With Library Of Congress On Film Preservation

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan will meet with a Library of Congress official next month according to Variety.

The meeting will be with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and will focus on the idea of film preservation, Variety reports. The event is scheduled to take place on Nov. 2 at the Coolidge Auditorium and will also include a talk about the influence of film on history and culture.

Additionally, Variety reported that the discussion will include Nolan’s experience shooting “Dunkirk,” the concept of physical film as a medium and artifact, the value of continuing to shoot film in a post-digital age and the theatrical experience of film.

According to Variety, Library of Congress studies have revealed 70 percent of feature silent films in the United States have been lost. Variety’s article also states that the Library’s National Film Preservation Board and National Film Registry were established in 1988.

In a statement included in the Variety piece, Nolan said, “Throughout its history, film has been a powerful force in the human experience. Protecting our film heritage goes far beyond the scope of a single institution. Our collective challenge is to safeguard our cinematic legacy for the study and enjoyment of future generations.”

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At this weekend’s box office, it was the horror comedy “Happy Death Day” winning over audiences and taking first place with just over $26 million. Coming in second was the “Blade Runner” sequel at $15 million.

The full top five of the weekend was:
1. Happy Death Day – $26,039,025
2. Blade Runner 2049 – $15,492,244
3. The Foreigner – $13,113,024
4. It – $6,055,633
5. The Mountain Between Us – $5,750,951

For this coming weekend, new releases include the biographical drama “Only the Brave,” the comedy “A Madea Halloween 2,” a thriller titled “The Snowman” and a disaster flick with “Geostorm.”
For home video, meanwhile, releases for the small screen are:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming, ATMR Rating: 4.4 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
  • Girls Trip, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
  • Lady Macbeth, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%