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Why preservation is necessary to film's survival

Legendary film historians and curators, Mary Lea Bandy and Peter Von Bagh died last week. They are not household names. But what they did affects the whole future of film. One of the world's great film historians, Paolo Cherchi Usai, the senior curator of the moving image department of Eastman House and the co-founder of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival joins film contributor Milos Stehlik to discuss the elemental questions of how film will survive. (photo: In this 1931 film image originally released by United Artists, actor Charlie Chaplin is seen in the silent film "City Lights."(AP Photo, file))

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