Lindgren & Langlois: The Archive Paradox


‘Lindgren & Langlois: The Archive Paradox’ is a dramatised exchange of letters between two influential film archivists on opposing sides of the debate between preservation and circulation. A narrative is constucted from a the writing, correspondence and commentators of Ernest Lindgren, the BFI National Film Archive’s first curator – careful, scientific and restrained by public responsibilities and budgets – and Henri Langlois, the flamboyant and passionate co-founder of the Cinémathèque Française who collected, saved, and screened as widely as possible. The work exists as both annotated script and live performance. Download a PDF of the limited edition script booklet here.



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