This Sunday, Northwest Chicago Film Society will present an archival print of the 1952 Finnish feature The White Reindeer. I’d never heard of it before, though it was the first Finnish movie to receive US distribution (in 1957) and, according to NCFS programmer Becca Hall, it was made cheaply available for decades to US classrooms. This is just another reminder that film history runs in cycles: some movies are well-known for years only to be forgotten in the long run, while others remain long unknown until a restoration inspires belated discovery.