Thursday, April 24, 2014

PTA Joins American Genre Film Archive Advisory Board

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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  1. I dream of the day PTA will be invited to the Cinémathèque Française. He's exactly the kind of filmmaker who will deserve his retrospective there. And I will be here.

  2. I'm actually more excited about Nicolas Winding Refn here, just because he's a younger filmmaker who's just started making a name for himself in the past 5 years.

  3. Wow! That is amazing! I can fully see why a great artist like Paul Thomas Anderson would join in the fight to preserve our old films. With iconic creations such as There Will Be Blood, I think he is also fighting to preserve all our films so that the future generation can appreciate those kinds of films today.

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