…were excited to see that the Chicago Film Archives is joining the collections of moving images at the Internet Archive, where they can be either streamed or downloaded and where they are sure to find a wider audience.
Only a handful of titles have been included in the archive so far, but who gets tired of watching footage from the 1933 World’s Fair (love that cable car footage), anyway? We did enjoy the gauzy Christmas tale, The Fairy Princess, an earnest 1950s companion piece to the ubiquitous paean to Midwestern winter holiday longing that is A Christmas Story. Amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely uses stop-motion and live action to tell her story and won a number of awards for the finished product.
Direct to the Chicago Film Archives Collection (via Internet Archive)
About the Chicago Film Archives
Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. CFA incorporated in late 2003 in order to preserve and catalogue over five thousand 16mm films donated by the Chicago Public Library. Since then, CFA’s collection has expanded to over fourteen thousand films of various genres and forms.