Re: PLEA for ACTION!!!-----Jack Smith held hostage!

From: owen (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 21 2006 - 14:55:30 PST

I don't get it, are you showing the film or not? Can't you show the
film with the low res images until you get this worked out?

On Jan 21, 2006, at 4:52 PM, Mary Jordan wrote:

> My premiere of JACK SMITH & THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS was pulled
> from the
> Rotterdam Film Festival. It can't be finished because the Plaster
> Foundation are withholding needed elements.
> Thank you to everyone who's supported me and contributed to this
> film. I am
> determined to finish it!! But I can not until I select and receive
> 40 photo
> negatives by Jack Smith that were paid for and licensed from the
> Plaster
> Foundation back in 2002.
> Jim Hoberman and Penny Arcade are gate-keeping! Jim has some of the
> photos
> in his Tribeca storage locker and Penny others in her lower east side
> apartment. These are photographs that they have no right to title
> for but
> still are keeping them under lock and key. For what purpose?!!
> Jim and Penny's position is that I've been given "unprecedented
> access" to
> Jack's photographs and claim no further obligation to me or my film.
> Their unprecedented contributions would have me featuring (in my high
> definition finish) NONE of the Jack Smith photo-images I've chosen to
> feature. And LOW RESOLUTION transparency scans and scans of scratched
> CONTACT SHEETS of the images I have been allowed to see. This does
> not sound
> like a contribution that befits the undying contributors to Jack
> Smith's
> legacy Jim and Penny make themselves to be.
> Please take action to urge Jim Hoberman and Penny Arcade to act in
> the best
> interest of Jack Smith's art and release these and other needed
> materials to
> my film as promised. They have no legal right to possess these
> images or
> Jack's archives, but still are interfering. Minimally they should
> immediately release them to a third party for safekeeping and
> monitored
> access to fulfill their obligations to my film and Jack Smith fans
> at large.
> Jack Smith's sister and family (who legally own the works) are 100%
> supportive of the film, and offered complete open access to Jack's
> archive.
> But Hoberman and Arcade are blocking this.
> Please if you have interest in Jack Smith, do not stand by
> idly...ask your
> own questions and encourage that jack's art be released from the
> crusty
> vaults for all to see!!!
> Mary Jordan-Director
> "Critics are handmaidens of the lobster" Jack Smith
> Two Work-in-progress screenings at the IFFR. I will
> appreciate anyone who can stop by to show their support.
> "DRESS REHEARSAL: Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis"
> Rotterdam International Film Festival Screen Dates
> Tuesday Jan. 31st--- First screening of the work-in-progress
> Thursday Feb. 2nd --2:45 pm screening public
> Saturday Feb. 4th --SCREENING CANCELLED (!!!)
> PS - the withdrawal letter to IFFR was posted at
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