High Treason (1929), movie preservation success story

Submitted by stevejzoo on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 15:47

In 2005, Kevin Tripp, executive director and archivist for the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, responded to a caller in Washington State who had inherited a box of old motion picture films. The films included the sound version of the 1929 sf thriller High Treason, long thought lost. Tripp arranged for the nitrate film to be transferred to the Library of Congress for restoration. The British Film Institute premiered the restored version in 2014.

On December 6th, the restored version will be shown at the Anchorage International Film Festival. Details and photographs are included in a long story in the Alaska Dispatch News.