We know that sometimes, in the deepest, darkest moments of the night, you lie awake, unable to sleep, while staring uneasily at the ceiling whispering to yourself “But what has become of the movie Gigli?!”
Don’t worry, the Ben Affleck/JLo clunker is being kept nice and safe. Safer than any of us, anyway.
The Library of Congress at the Packard Campus used to be a safe house for gold, with a built-in bomb shelter for the President. More importantly though, it now acts as a restoration and preservation site for every American movie ever made. This video from Great Big Story, delves into how each film is preserved throughout the years – the good (Casablanca), the bad (every Adam Sandler movie), and the ugly (yes, even the aforementioned Gigli).
But we’re going to let film archivist George Willeman take you through it.