Friday, December 16, 2022

Scorpio Rising, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, and Pariah Among 2022 Cohort Selected for the National Film Registry

Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board is an advisory body for the Librarian of Congress. The Board helps shape national film preservation planning policy, and also recommends films for the National Film Registry.

Chosen for their cultural, historic, or aesthetic significance, the Board's 25 annual selections for 2022 cover a wide gamut of genres and time periods, from such early films as the Mardi Gras Carnival and Cab Calloway Home Movies to such later works as Mingus and Pariah. The full list for 2022 is as follows:

Pariah (2011)

Iron Man (2008)

House Party (1990)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Tongues Untied (1989)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Hairspray (1988)
Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

Bush Mama (1979)
Word Is Out: Stories of Our Lives (1977)
Union Maids (1976)
Carrie (1976)
Attica (1974)
Super Fly (1972)
Betty Tells Her Story (1972)
Manzanar (1971)
Mingus (1968)
Titicut Follies (1967)
Behind Every Good Man (196)
Scorpio Rising (1963)
Charade (1963)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Cab Calloway Home Movies (1948-1951)
Mardi Gras Carnival (1898)
Further information on the Registry can be found on the Library of Congress' web site. All 850 films selected for the Registry since 1989 can also be browsed online. In addition, the public is encouraged to make nominations for next year's selections to the National Film Registry.