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Join us at the Hideout on Septmeber 9th for the second installment of our guest-programmer series, CFA CRASHERS
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The Film Group’s CICERO MARCH (1966) was added to the 2013 National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant to our national heritage” by the Library of Congress.
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CFA will transfer your home movies or other films to current digital formats for easy viewing.
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CFA is happy to announce that the National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded CFA a grant to photo-chemically preserve four Chicago Bauhuas films from the archives.
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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded Chicago Film Archives an Art Works grant to support the processing of the vast Ruth Page Dance Collection.
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Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. Our purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by establishing a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by restoring and preserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

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As Collections Manager at CFA, I love finding connections among our collections, or better yet, finding documentation of the same event spread across various collections. Whenever this happens I admittedly find myself daydreaming  Read More