January 1, 2018 | Patton
"The National Film Registry selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation." The Library of Congress Nation Film Preservation Board
With hoopla digital, you can use your library card to access the following films from the National Film Registry, and many more, on your computer or tablet.
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
In The Mark Of Zorro, his first full-blown effort at the costume thriller, Fairbanks portrays Don Diego Vega, a comically effete young nobleman with a taste for tasseled sombreros and juvenile silk-hanky magic tricks. But when danger calls, Diego swathes himself in black, straps on a well-honed sword and storms the countryside as the mysterious Zorro, slicing his initial into the faces of the "sentinels of oppression"...
Bill tries to fulfill wishes, but loves his rival's daughter.
In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to blow up a bridge next to a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers.
Often compared to Stan Brakhage, Bill Morrison created DECASIA entirely with decaying, old found footage, melded to the music of Bang on a Can's Michael Gordon, performed by the 55-piece Basel Sinfonietta. The result is a delirium of deteriorated film stock, a moving avant-garde masterpiece that leaves its meaning open to interpretation and, most importantly, viewers' imaginations.
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Night of the Living Dead opens with chaos-the brains of the recently deceased have become mysteriously reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. While visiting their father's grave, Barbra (Judith O'Dea) and her brother Johnny (Russell Streiner) are attacked by a strange shuffling man. Barbra runs into a farmhouse where she encounters Ben (Duane Jones), and they must find a way to save themselves from the horde of zombies. Hailed as one of the most influential horror films of all time, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead is inspirational, thought-provoking, and, most importantly, terrifying!.