From: programming (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 04 2006 - 14:47:57 PST
THE GRANDFATHER TRILOGY by Allen Ross Now Available for Screenings in a
Newly Preserved Print
Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce that THE GRANDFATHER TRILOGY by
the late Chicago filmmaker Allen Ross is now available for screenings.
THE GRANDFATHER TRILOGY was recently preserved by Chicago Filmmakers with
funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation. One new exhibition
print and one new archival print of the trilogy were struck, allowing this
important film to be reintroduced to audiences, film scholars, and
THE GRANDFATHER TRILOGY (1978-81, 60 mins., 16mm) is a major work of Chicago
filmmaker (and Chicago Filmmakers co-founder) Allen Ross. Comprised of the
three short films Papa, Thanksgiving, 1979, and Burials, it is a moving and
deeply personal portrait of the filmmaker's grandfather. Featuring Ross'
subtle and lyrical camerawork, beautiful black and white and color
cinematography, and humane and tender treatment of it's subject, THE
GRANDFATHER TRILOGY is one of the key independent films from Chicago, once
again available in stunning new prints.
THE GRANDFATHER TRILOGY screened in the New York Film Festival's "Views from
the Avant-Garde" in October 2005.
Tentatively scheduled for Spring 2006 screenings in New York, San Francisco,
For more information about "The Grandfather Trilogy" or to request preview
dvds for programming consideration, please contact Patrick Friel at (773)
293-1447 or (address suppressed)
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.