Vote to Make Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Part of the National Film Registry

The National Film Registry maintains a list of films that are “deemed ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ and are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American Culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.”

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress scans the decades to select twenty-five motion pictures (at least ten years old) for posterity. The picks are made after the Librarian confers with the National Film Preservation Board but gives special attention to films that get numerous votes via their public voting form, which can be filled out online.

A few years ago, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life was selected by the National Film Registry to have a print of the film in their archives so that it could be included on the list of potential films to be officially named as part of the Registry. The list of films not yet named to the Registry can be viewed by going to the following link: If you think Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (and some of the other yet-to-be-named films on the list) should be included on the Registry’s official list, please do complete their online form and place your votes!

Nominations for next year will be accepted by using the following link to the nomination form for the National Film Registry poll until December 2018:

Nominate Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life by entering the following information on the form:

  • “YEAR”: 1997

Casting your vote can help to get the Oscar-nominated film about Ayn Rand and her philosophy placed on the National Film Registry!