Rialto Cinemas July Film Festival: These Amazing Shadows
Thu, July 21 8:15pm
Sat, July 23 3pm
Sun, July 24 5:15pm
Q&A With Co-Directors Paul Mariano & Kurt Norton
Following the 3pm Show on Sat
"Inspiring! Elegantly Assembled!"
- Hollywood Reporter
What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, an 88-minute documentary, tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. The current list of 550 films includes selections from every genre - documentaries, home movies, Hollywood classics, avant-garde, newsreels and silent films. These Amazing Shadows reveals how "American movies tell us so much about ourselves... not just what we did, but what we thought, what we felt, what we aspired to, and the lies we told ourselves."
Interviews with Christopher Nolan, Rob Reiner, John Waters, Barbara Kopple, John Lasseter, Leonard Maltin, John Singleton, Mick LaSalle, Tim Roth and many more...