Film Preservation

The  Chicago Film Society strives to keep the experience of seeing films on film exciting, viable, and accessible. We have been lucky to work with many studio and archival partners in realizing this vision. However, we recognize that it is also our responsibility to directly support and encourage film preservation and circulation.

Prints of these films are available for screening to any venue with an archival-quality projection booth. Please write to info@chicagofilmsociety.org with screening inquiries.

PRESERVATION PROJECTS

  • Corn’s-A-Poppin’ (1955) – Preserved 2013 in 35mm at FotoKem. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
  • Films by Fred Camper
    • Welcome to Come (1968) – Preserved 2015 in 16mm at FotoKem and DJ Audio, Inc. Preservation funded by the NFPF/Film Foundation/George Lucas Family Foundation – Avant-Garde Masters
    • Dan Potter (1968) – Preserved 2016 in 16mm at Colorlab. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation
    • A Sense of the Past (1967) – Preserved 2017 in 16mm at Colorlab. Preservation funded by the NFPF/Film Foundation/George Lucas Family Foundation – Avant-Garde Masters
    • Joan Goes to Misery (1967) – Preserved 2018 in 16mm at FotoKem and DJ Audio, Inc. Preservation funded by the Chicago Film Society.
  • The Editor’s Notebook (1950) – Preserved 2017 in 35mm at FotoKem and DJ Audio, Inc. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation
  • The Spider and the Fly (1938) – Preserved 2018 in 16mm at Colorlab. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation

NEW PRINTS

  • Trust (1990) – New 35mm print created in 2019 at FotoKem.
  • Computer Chess (2013) – New 35mm print created in 2018 at CPC London.