The BFI are delighted to announce the rediscovery of Bauhaus teacher and artist László Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years.
This showcase for the BFI National Archive comes a real cropper to its aesthetic pretensions.
Romola Garai (Suffragette) watches archive footage of the real Suffragettes from new BFI film Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film, in cinemas from today. Romola talks about the importance of the preservation of film for future generations in support of the BFI’s new FILM IS FRAGILE fund-raising campaign, which aims to raise over £1 million to help protect the UK’s national film collection in the BFI National Archive.
At a most interesting launch, the British Film Institute introduced us to Britain on Film, a new project that reveals hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the UK’s key film and TV archives. Heather Stewart, Creative Director, BFI, introduced the programme which shows short non-fiction films as well as longer unseen films. Britain on Film will be shown in many different ways this summer all over the UK: The...