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Help save cinema history!

Contribute to the American Genre Film Archive's new Indiegogo campaign and help us save deteriorating 35mm prints before it's too late!

Help save cinema history!

The American Genre Film Archive is raising funds on Indiegogo and YOU can contribute HERE!

As the digital era supplants 35mm film and studios let preservation fall by the wayside, a huge swath of movie history is currently in danger disappearing forever. Film prints have a limited lifespan. Like human beings, all prints are inevitably headed to the dumpster. However, with proper storage and care, we can prolong the lives of these prints and ensure that the movies themselves endure the ravages of time. The American Genre Film Archive preserves the orphan films that are moldering in storage units or being disposed of into the dark abyss of the ocean. Regardless of "artistic" merit, these movies are important. And fun! AGFA gives them a home.

Formed in 2009 by Tim League and an international band of movie enthusiasts, AGFA is the largest archive of its kind in the world, mainly focusing on the exploitation era of independent cinema – the 1960s through the 1980s. The non-profit archive – which counts among its board members and advisors filmmakers Nicolas Winding Refn and Paul Thomas Anderson – is launching a fundraising campaign via Indiegogo that will help support a mission to complete high resolution digital transfers of its endangered titles – film prints too rare and fragile to be loaned.

“The American Genre Film Archive has begun a mission to preserve what I consider the greatest art form God has given us," says Refn. If you care about the future of exploitation and independent genre cinema, it is your god given duty to help the American Genre Film Archive preserve its collection.

Imagine a future where the only movies we'd ever be able to screen are DVDs from a Redbox. Now, help us prevent that nightmare vision from ever coming to pass.

Read more and contribute to the campaign at Indiegogo!

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