Film Registry adding 25 pix

Librarian of Congress James Billington will add 25 films to the historic National Film Registry list at a press conference Dec. 3 in the Library’s Mary Pickford Theater.

Seventy-five pix already have been included on the Registry, a select group recognized for being American cultural treasures.

The National Film Registry was created by Congress as a way of recognizing film as an art form. Legislation was passed during the recently concluded session of Congress that also makes the Library of Congress responsible for a study of film preservation efforts throughout the United States.

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