Motion Picture Archives Film Series
What makes Motion Picture Archives films so unique?
The Special Collections Motion Picture Archives Film Series is unique in that it presents motion picture prints of films–not video–that come directly from the collections of film directors, actors, and producers preserved by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. There is only one showing of a featured film on designated evenings on the schedule because the prints are rare archival copies. These film prints have not been manufactured for more than 30 years. Some of the prints shown in our series are over 50 years old. For research purposes, videotapes of all films in the Special Collections Motion Picture Archives are available for viewing in the reading room. Please inquire at the reference desk in Special Collections about specific requests.
The Auditorium on the first floor of the Harold B. Lee Library (two levels below the street-level entry) is the dedicated facility for the Film Series. Seating capacity is 213. Program begins at 7:00pm. It is recommended that patrons arrive at the auditorium no later than 6:30 PM for assured seating as it is on a first-come, first-served basis, unless special ticketing policies have been announced. Admission is free. BYU dress code applies. Children ages 8 and over are welcome. No food or drink in the Auditorium. Film schedule subject to change without advance notice. For more information, call Special Collections: (801) 422-6371