*Spike Lee’s 1992 biopic about Malcolm X and a 1959 film dramatization of a discussion between blacks and whites about jazz are among the images that will be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
The 25 films selected this year include “Malcolm X,” which starred Denzel Washington as the civil rights leader, and “Cry of Jazz,” a 35-minute analysis of the origins of jazz – played out through black and white actors representing different points of view. [Scroll down to watch the entire film.]
Also joining the registry this year: “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Saturday Night Fever,” and “Airplane.”
The Library of Congress announced the selections early Tuesday. The goal of the registry, which began in 1989, isn’t to identify the best movies ever made, but to preserve films with artistic, cultural or historical significance.
Here’s the full list, as announced Tuesday by the Library of Congress:
Below: “Cry of Jazz”
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