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Directors present These Amazing Shadows at Laurier

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Feb 28/13| For Immediate Release


Hilary Hulsey, Co-President
WLU Film Society
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Kevin Crowley, Director, Communication & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
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WATERLOO – What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? They have all been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and listed on the National Film Registry. The documentary film, These Amazing Shadows, explores the power of the movies and the history of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film and the American experience itself.

The directors of These Amazing Shadows, Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, will present their award-winning documentary at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The screening takes place in the Arts Building, room 1E1 and will be followed by a question-and-answer period. 

“Film preservation is an integral part of understanding film history and Kurt Norton and Paul Mariano have captured this concept in one fell swoop,” said Hilary Hulsey, co-president of the WLU Film Society and event organizer.

“Although the film focuses on the National Film Registry in America, the message that film bridges gaps across all nation states and nationalities is universal. We are reminded not only of the history of film but also of our own personal history. In a digitally saturated world, this film should open eyes and soften hearts to preserving the past, present, and future.”

The screening is supported by the Council for the Intellectual and Cultural Development of the Arts, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Department of English and Film Studies, and the Office of the Vice-President: Academic.


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