On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, To Save and Project, MoMA’s international film preservation festival, welcomes J. Hoberman as cocurator. One of the most influential film journalists, historians, and teachers of his generation, Hoberman is the author or coauthor of 12 books, and served as critic at The Village Voice for more than 30 years. To Save and Project is a celebration of preserved masterworks and rediscoveries of world cinema. Highlights of this year’s edition include the pre-Code rarities Wild Girl (1932), directed by Raoul Walsh, and Call Her Savage (1932), directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Clara Bow. Also presented are Herbert Brenon’s The Spanish Dancer (1923), starring Pola Negri as a gypsy fortune teller, and the uncut original version of Roberto Rossellini’s Il General della Rovere (1959). Virtually all of the prints in To Save and Project are having their New York premieres, and some are shown in versions never before seen in the United States. These films have been recently preserved or restored by archives around the world, including MoMA’s Department of Film, as well as by Hollywood studios and international studios and distributors.
Organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and J. Hoberman. The exhibition is supported in part by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.