Celluloid film prints will now soon be coming back to a theater near you.
The Film Exhibition Fund, a new grants-giving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the continued screening of celluloid film prints, has officially announced the first two recipients of grants. IndieWire
can exclusively share that New York’s Anthology Film Archives
and Microscope Gallery are the inaugural grantees.
The Anthology Film Archives are using the 2,500 grant for upcoming screenings of Andy Warhol
’s “Sleep” (1963), “Empire” (1964), and “Chelsea Girls” (1966). The first two films run over five and eight hours long, respectively, while “Chelsea Girls” involves over three hours of dual-screen projection. The series is set to screen in August.
“Preserving the experience of theatrical projection — and especially the projection of 35mm, 16mm, and 8mm film prints — is at the core of Anthology’s mission,” Anthology Film Archives Film Programmer Jed Rapfogel
said. “We’re motivated by the conviction