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Ferris Bueller film being preserved

Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Saving Private Ryan are am ong the latest set of classic movies to be inducted into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation.

The Library of Congress is announcing 25 movies selected for preservation this year, with the films spanning the years 1913 to 2004. Along with Matthew Broderick's teen comedy and Tom Hanks' war drama, the selections include such popular titles as The Big Lebowski and Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

The oldest selection dates back to 1913 and is believed to be the earliest surviving feature film starring black actors.

Vaudevillian Bert Williams gathered with black performers in New York City to make the film Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day. The film was discovered 100 years later in the film vault at the Museum of Modern Art.

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