Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Quasi at the Library of Congress

Sketch for Quasi at the Quackadero © Sally Cruikshank

Our pal Sal's Quasi at the Quackadero was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry today–alongside Pillow Talk, The Muppet Movie, Dog Day Afternoon and Once Upon a Time in the West.

The Library of Congress selects 25 films each year that it considers "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant," chosen from hundreds of titles nominated by the public, members of the National Film Preservation Board and the library's motion picture staff.

A film has to be at least 10 years old to be eligible, and all movies in the registry are available for screening free of charge at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.

But if you don't happen to live near Capitol Hill, you can buy the DVD here. The DVD includes even more Cruikshank movies (Make Me Psychic is another favorite of mine on the DVD.) And if you must see a tiny version of Quasi at the Quackadero right away, run over here!

You can read all about Quasi's induction into this hall of fame here. And if you'd like to find out more about Sally, this probing interview is available for your reading pleazhure.