Newsletter #3 – November 2023

The latest newsletter is packed with developments, proving both how needed our initiative is, as well how much incredible support we’ve received from the film community. Highlights include:

  • Missing Movies’s Original “Lost” Film, Nancy Savoca’s Household Saints premiered October 7 in a new 4K restoration at the 2023 New York Film Festival!
  • Documentary Magazine talks with Missing Movies to explore, “Seven Reasons Why Documentaries Go Missing”
  • Now Online: Missing Movies Preservation Guide for Filmmakers!

And much much more. Full newsletter is HERE.

Newsletter # 2 – July 2023

The latest newsletter is packed with great news for Missing Movies fans. Headlines include:

  • Missing Movies is now an official 501(c)(3)
  • Allison Anders & Peter Riegert represented Missing Movies at 2023 TCM Film Festival
  • The Missing Movies Panel Discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival
  • Introducing our new Board member, Geoffrey Fletcher


Check it out HERE.

Video of NYFF Presentation

Here is the video of the full presentation by and about Missing Movies at the New York Film Festival. Thank you to Film at Lincoln Center for hosting us and for their support.

Missing Movies Presentation at New York Film Festival Talks.

Thursday October 6th, 6pm
Elinor Bunin Monroe Amphitheater

Have you ever sought out a movie you once saw and loved, and discovered that there is no longer any way to watch it? Movies go “missing” all the time, whether due to lapses in preservation and archiving, complexities of copyright and distribution, or technological obsolescence. To address these lacunae—which can powerfully shape what we know and regard as the cinematic canon— a group of filmmakers, distributors, archivists, and lawyers have founded the organization Missing Movies. We are pleased to welcome Missing Movies board members and advisors Amy Heller, Dennis Doros, Nancy Savoca, Rich Guay, Ira Deutchman, and Maya Cade to NYFF60 for a special presentation and workshop aimed at empowering the filmmaking community with the tools to liberate lost films and to ensure that the cinema of the present avoids the same fate. Bring your own stories of missing movies to the workshop—our expert guests will teach you how you can join the effort to track them down!

NYFF Talks are presented by HBO

Free tickets for NYFF60 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office. Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel at a later date.

IndieCollect Announces Filmmaker Bill of Rights

At a Cannes Film Festival restoration summit organized by the Cinemathèque Française, CNC (French national film fund), and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Sandra Schulberg declared the need for an Indie Filmmaker Bill of Rights to protect the legacy of the producers and directors who gave rise to American Independent Cinema.

Details at