Come to the Alamo, we'll get together, have a few laughs...
It's hard to argue with this worthy cause. Join the below Tugg screening and vote for DIE HARD to be inducted into the National Film Registry. You wouldn't want to disappoint Off-Duty Cop John McClane, now would you? I think we can all agree that he's had a rough enough day as it is.
Read on for the invite!
Set up in 1988, the National Film Preservation Board each year selects up to 25 films for entry in the National Film Registry, where they are preserved in the Library of Congress for all time. Classic films like STAR WARS, CITIZEN KANE and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY have already been selected. More modern films like FARGO, GROUNDHOG DAY and TOY STORY have made it on the list, too. To be eligible, a film must be at least ten years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Upon looking through what had been selected, I noticed one glaring omission: DIE HARD.
You may scoff, but DIE HARD is without a doubt one of the most culturally significant films of the last two and a half decades. It constantly ranks as one of the greatest action films ever made, it gave us countless catchphrases (“Yippee-Ki-Yay” to name just one), Hollywood still uses the “DIE HARD on a BLANK” gimmick, and who doesn’t sit down to watch DIE HARD every Christmas? I could go on and on about how great DIE HARD is, and how it deserves to be in the National Film Registry, but it’s probably better that you see it again for yourself on the big screen and on glorious 35mm.
On July 16th, the “Die Hard for the National Film Registry” campaign is holding a screening of this classic (yes, classic) film in 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse.
This screening is yet another effort in the campaign (#DieHardNFR for short) that points people to the National Film Preservation Board website. There they can send an email voting for DIE HARD’s inclusion in the Registry. Each vote is counted by the Board and it influences their final decision. With enough votes, DIE HARD can stand tall against the 575 films already in the Registry.
Monday, July 16th 9:15pm – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.