Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

National Film Registry Movies @ KPL

Every December, the National Film Preservation Board, established by Congress in 1988, chooses up to 25 movies to be added to the National Film Registry (NFR) List. The “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” films chosen must be at least 10 years old, though not necessarily of feature length, nor must they have been released to a theatrical audience (though you will recognize many that have.)

KPL has a great many of these films in our collection. I was intrigued to find a wide variety of movies, such as Halloween, El NorteToy Story (I) and Marian Anderson: the Lincoln Memorial Concert (produced in 1939.) Watch several of the shorts from the NFR list in Treasures from American Film Archivesand  More Treasures from American Film Archives 

To learn more about NFR films, check out 2 books from our collection, both with the main title of  America’s Film Legacy. The older edition focuses on the first 500 films on the list, while the newer version updates readers about 50 movies more recently added to the list.

To find NFR films in the KPL catalog in the future, choose Movie Search on the horizontal menu, and type “National Film Registry” in the Word or Phrase search field. 

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Treasures from American Film Archives
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Christine