How $10 Million of Old Movie Memorabilia Was Found By Accident | Short Film Showcase

10 February 2018
National Geographic
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Description: When two friends visited an antique store in their hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, they never dreamed they would walk out with a collection valued at over $10 million. Marilyn Wagner and DJ Ginsberg paid only $2,000 for what turned out to be an exciting and unique piece of motion picture history. ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Inside hundreds of boxes, they found more than 60,000 letterpress blocks and plates that were once used to print newspaper advertisements for movie releases from the silent era through 1984. Wagner and Ginsberg have painstakingly catalogued the boxes, cleaning and restoring each block to its former glory. In this short film by Adam Roffman, the two friends reflect on the influence of cinema in their own lives and the importance of storytelling to the human experience. “When someone does acquire the collection, I’m hoping they would […] set up the press and re-strike some of these pieces,” says Ginsberg. “And now, everybody can take a little piece of 50 years of motion picture history home with them.” Directed and produced by Adam Roffman. Cinematography and editing by Nathaniel Hansen. How $10 Million of Old Movie Memorabilia Was Found By Accident | Short Film Showcase National Geographic