WFPF: 3rd Annual Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television
is thrilled to be part of the 3rd Annual Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation.

Martin Scorsese presents
The Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation

November 17th-20th 2023

Sag Harbor Cinemas Festival of Preservation –the East Ends only Festival dedicated to preserving film and its culture– returns for a third year. Pre-Code comedy, classic western, Salvador Dalí’s collaborations with Hitchcock and Walt Disney, pioneering women filmmakers of the silent era, Warner Brosroaring Thirties, Mexican musical melodrama, Senegalese visionary Djibril Diop Mambéty and a live presentation of William Castles bloodcurdling The Tingler are some of the highlights of this years program, together with a special exhibit of rare posters on the Cinemas third floor, a wide variety of guests and the Preservation Panel & Brunch, featuring archivists from the major studios as well as TCM, and a presentation by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of NYWIFT. The Sag Harbor Cinema’s Festival of Preservation will be a 4 day event celebrating cinematic history, women’s role in the film industry and the ongoing commitment from film archives and preservationists to keep cinema alive for future movie lovers.

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Women’s Film Preservation Fund Events:

Saturday, November 18th, 1 pm


Program will be introduced by WFPF Founder Barbara Moss

As Producer, Barbara has worked on Film/TV/Web content and with branded content and live events. As Michael Moores creative executive she developed books, TV and film projects, launching his web presence. She enjoyed a ten-year collaboration with actor/activist Woody Harrelson, guiding his environmental mission Voiceyourself. In 1995, as a Board member of NY Women in Film & Television, she helped found The Womens Film Preservation Fund to support women-made films. This role was recently honored by the Museum of Modern Art with a screening of her award-winning documentary, A CRIME TO FIT THE PUNISHMENT. She belongs to the Producers Guild of America Womens Impact Network. She is on the advisory board of Sag Harbor Cinema

The program will include the following WFPF preserved films:

Mixed Pets (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1911)
Matrimony’s Speed Limit (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1913)
A Fool and His Money (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1912)
The Adams’s Boys (Dir. Angela Murray Gibson, 1923)
That Ice Ticket (Dir. Angela Murray Gibson, 1923)
Among other silent films programmed


Sunday, November 19th, 11 am

Festival of Preservation Panel, Free Admission

Featuring presentations and discussions with top preservation experts from Sony Pictures, Disney, TCM, the Women’s Film Preservation Fund, and Cineric, Inc.

WFPF Member Terry Lawler will discuss the nearly 30 years of the committee’s film preservation work.  A short video will be presented to showcase the range and diversity of the films we have had a hand in preserving.

Terry is a media consultant and the Competition Director of the CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. She was Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television from for 20 years, until December, 2018. Lawler serves on the Board of Directors of the Katahdin Foundation and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Prior to becoming Executive Director of NYWIFT in 1997, Lawler was Director of Development and Production at Women Make Movies and National Director of Film and Videomakers Services at the American Film Institute. She has been a media consultant for foundations and nonprofit groups, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Goethe Institute, among others. Lawler was a production executive on several network television specials and was Executive Producer of Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography, which won Best Documentary awards from the American Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle.

WFPF participation organized and coordinated by Co-Chair Erika Yeomans, Barbara Moss, Amy Aquilino.

WFPF hopes you will join them spend a fun day out in Sag Harbor to take in the beautiful village, the jitney drops you right at the Sag Harbor Cinema!

Women’s Film Preservation Fund relies on the generous tax-deductible donations to help preserve women’s film legacy. More information: