'A Time For Burning' Named to National Film Registry10 Jan, 2006 By: Holly J. Wagner
The 1966 civil rights film A Time For Burning, part of Docurama's DVD stable, has been named to the National Film Registry, an honor the Library of Congress bestowed on just 25 films among more than 1,000 nominated in 2005.
A Time For Burning joins the distinguished 400-plus title library, which select films for preservation for their cultural, historic and artistic significance. The film streeted on DVD Jan. 10 to commemorate Black History Month.
"This is an incredible honor for everyone involved in the creation of A Time for Burning, from Bill Jersey, a cinema verit? pioneer, to the Lutheran Film Associates, the group behind the original production," said Steve Savage, co-principal and founder of Docurama parent New Video.
“We, too, are honored to have such an estimable, treasured and significant film as part of our library,” he said. “As new “gatekeepers” of the film, are pleased to be able to share it with the country on DVD during a time when race relations are such a critical part of our national dialogue.”