Movies are a door to knowledge — knowledge of society, knowledge of history, knowledge of art. The Story of Movies opens these doors by teaching students to think critically about film and providing them with a deeper understanding of this uniquely influential art form.
This project grew out of The Film Foundation's mission to preserve and restore motion pictures. The first step in preservation, however, is appreciation of our film heritage. By exposing young people to great movies of the past and giving students the tools to understand the language of film, The Story of Movies will help ensure that film will survive, inspiring future generations.