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National Film Registry selects films by women for preservation

The Library of Congress National Film Registry announced Wednesday the 25 films selected for historic preservation this year. Movies like Amadeus, Clerks, Old Yeller and Purple Rain were chosen from 5,200 entries because of their “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance.”

A record 28 percent of films on the list are directed by women – seven of the 25 selections, including Kimberly Peirce’s groundbreaking feature Boys Don’t Cry (1999) and Patricia Cardoso’s Real Women Have Curves (2002).  read more.