IFH 602: Can Martin Scorsese save cinema? with Margaret Bodde


Margaret Bodde is the executive director of The Film Foundation, the non-profit organization created by Martin Scorsese in 1990 dedicated to the preservation and protection of motion picture films. Working in partnership with archives and studios, TFF has preserved and restored more than 925 films, including 49 restorations from 28 countries as part of the World Cinema Project.

TFF educates young people about the visual language of film through its film literacy program, The Story of Movies. Additionally, Bodde is the award-winning producer of several Scorsese documentaries.

“Our American artistic heritage must be preserved and shared by all of us. Just as we have learned to be proud of our poets and writers, of jazz and blues, we must be proud of our cinema, our great American art form. – Martin Scorsese, Founder and President

The Film Foundationthe non-profit association created by Martin Scorsese to preserve cinema, invites you to come together for a series of beautifully restored films in the Catering screening roomour new virtual theater, available through any web browser.

Presentations will take place within a 24-hour window on the second Monday of each month, as well as reports on the films and their restoration process. The monthly lineup will feature a wide range of catering, including classic and independent films, documentaries and silent films from around the world.

The next free screening will take place on August 8. They will play an incredible double feature film by Film Noir. Arthur Ripley’s 1946 classic The hunt and Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 masterpiece DEVIATION.

Margaret is also a producer, known for Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019), The 50-year argument (2014), Public speaking (2010), George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), No direction at home: Bob Dylan (2005), and the 7-part PBS series The Blues (2003).


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