In only a week, the fourth For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon will kick off, our sights set on raising $10,000 to restore, score, and stream Cupid in Quarantine (1918), a one-reel Strand Comedy being repatriated to the United States from the EYE Filmmuseum in the Netherlands by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Once restored and set to music, this film will be available online for anyone and everyone to view and enjoy absolutely free of charge.
On May 13 and 14, Ferdy on Films will host the blogathon. On May 15 and 16, This Island Rod will take over hosting duties. Finishing out the five-day blogathon on May 17, our new partner, Wonders in the Dark, will do the honors. Our theme this year is science fiction, so anything related to that topic, film preservation, the stars of our film (Elinor Field and Cullen Landis), silent films, etc., will be gratefully accepted and eagerly read. Please let us know in the comments section of the host post when your post is ready to go, and we will add it to our rolling index of blog posts.
The donation link is https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1397805?code=Blogathon%202015, and the donation button is posted above. You don’t have to use the button, but all posts MUST include the donation link to be included on the host site. Anything you can do to promote the blogathon, from linking on social media to including an ad from http://moviepreservation.blogspot.com on your blog, in your emails, or anywhere else you can think of, would be greatly appreciated.
As always, we will offer some raffle prizes to some lucky donors. We have three copies of the NFPF’s Treasures of the New Zealand Archive DVD set, a set of 3-D rarities from Flicker Alley, a script of Jerry Lewis’ unseen film “The Day the Clown Cried,” Mike Smith and Adam Selzer’s book Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry, Farran Smith Nehme’s screwball novel Missing Reels, and a deluxe two-disc set of In the Land of the Head Hunters from Milestone Films.
So get the word out, get your posts ready, and get ready to blog for fun and a good cause!