Two New Prints Showcase Film Restoration

Oct. 30, 2009 This year, AFI FEST features two newly restored prints – Alfred Hitchcock’s well-known and highly regarded NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) and the previously “lost” Australian classic, WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971). These two films reveal the spectrum of purposes film restoration can fulfill. In one case, a canonical film continues to be updated as film technology advances, ensuring that the film will remain accessible to future audiences.