Every year, The National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry. These movies will be housed in the Library of Congress, and will be carefully preserved as part of American history. This year, the Board’s selections included Dirty Harry, The Matrix, Two-Lane Blacktop, Slacker, The Spook Who Sat By the Door, A Christmas Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and A League of Their Own. Personally, I’m surprised The Big Lebowski and Die Hard still haven’t made it in, especially when a movie like A League of Their Own can make it in. I love A League of Their Own, but it hasn’t had anywhere near the cultural impact as Lebowski or Die Hard.
Hit the jump for the full list of films. If you want to know more about the National Film Registry, you should check out the documentary These Amazing Shadows. Click here to read my review.
Edgar Wright is re-teaming with popular theater The New Beverly to present a new line-up of some of his favorite films. Wright will be on hand to introduce all of the films (schedule permitting). This is an awesome collection of films and if you live in Los Angeles and don’t attend at least one of these double-features, you’ll be missing out.
Hit the jump for the schedule. The Wright Stuff 2 begins January 14th with a triple-header of Wright’s films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
The Alamo Drafthouse’s 2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour is something very cool for movie lovers. The tour goes across the country showing free screenings of classic movies outdoors in the places they were filmed and/or where they take place. So this year, for example, you’ll be able to catch Dirty Harry at San Francisco’s Washington Square Park or The Blues Brothers at Chicago’s Joliet Prison. Oh, and each screening usually features special guests, merchandise, and more. How freaking cool is that?
It’s about as cool as these posters artist Olly Moss drew up for each film on the tour. If these posters are on sale at the event and you don’t pick one up, then there’s something wrong with your brain. I cannot stress how gorgeous these posters are so just hit the jump to check them out. I’ve also included the tour schedule after the jump as well. Rolling Roadshow 2010 kicks off this Friday at Los Angeles’ Del Amo Fashion Mall with Jackie Brown.