Via ScreenDaily, Paul Thomas Anderson has joined the American Genre Film Archive's board of advisors. As of 2009, the AGFA has specialized in preserving old, rare film prints, primarily of horror, action, independent and international genre cinema. PTA will be joining fellow filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives) and Tim League, CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse theatre chain and co-founder of Fantastic Fest, which you know as the genre film festival out of Austin, Texas that was home to the There Will Be Blood world premiere back in 2007.
Right now, the AGFA is primed to a launch an Indiegogo campaign in support of a project to complete high-definition digital transfers for rare and endangered 35mm film prints, with a longer-term goal of being able to strike new prints for these films.
No doubt a worthy cause and, of course, something right in PTA's wheelhouse.
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