National Film Registry adds new films for 2012

The National Film Registry, a subset of the Library of Congress, preserves a collection of American films deemed culturally or historically significant. Each year, the NFR adds 25 new films to their archives, ranging from major recent hits to silent shorts from the 19th century.

The Library of Congress has released this year’s batch, and their diversity streak continues. New inductees include The Matrix, A Christmas Story, a silent adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a documentary about the 1939 World’s Fair, and an early experimental color film test. See the National Film Registry for the rationale behind their picks, or read on for a full list…

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