From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 22 2006 - 08:06:02 PST
So is the film all finished bar the missing images?
Your posting seemed to suggest there was still going
to be a pre-screening at Rotterdam?
--- Mary Jordan <email suppressed> wrote:
> Thank you Freya! Someone who can read properly!!!
> YES, the work that was
> paid for is not being made available.
> > There seems to be a lot of confusion over this but
> > think I can explain it better.
> > The problem Mary has is that she cannot get access
> > the images she needs to finish her film. This is
> > nothing to do with copyright etc but because some
> > people actually have the images and negatives in
> > possesion and these are the only copies of the
> > that exist.
> > I imagine there are few suitable images of Jack
> > available outside of what used to be Jack Smiths
> > personal collection because there was not so much
> > interest in Jacks work when he was alive. This is
> > exacerbated by the fact that Mary appears to be
> > finishing in HD(??????) and thus needs access to
> > resolution scans.
> > The issue is more to do with control, who controls
> > actual negatives and prints that exist as opposed
> > copyright, the right to copy something. So the
> > situation is more like DRM then it is like
> > if you want to make those kinds of analogies.
> > As for the situation with screenings of the film,
> > understanding is that Mary is going ahead with
> > pre-screenings of the work in progress, basically
> > is going to show a piece of work that is
> > (Obviously possibly a dangerous thing as people
> > think they have seen the work no matter how hard
> > try to tell them otherwise!)
> > The actual screening of the finished film has been
> > cancelled as Mary feels unable to finish it at
> > present.
> > Presumably the movie is all ready to go bar the
> > images.
> > love
> > Freya
> > --- Mary Jordan <email suppressed> 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!
> >> 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
> >> right to title for but
> >> still are keeping them under lock and key. For
> >> purpose?!!
> >> Jim and Penny's position is that I've been given
> >> "unprecedented access" to
> >> Jack's photographs and claim no further
> >> 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
> >> scans of scratched
> >> CONTACT SHEETS of the images I have been allowed
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> Jack Smith fans at large.
> >> Jack Smith's sister and family (who legally own
> >> 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
> >> Two Work-in-progress screenings at the IFFR. I
> >> appreciate anyone who can stop by to show their
> >> support.
> >> "DRESS REHEARSAL: Jack Smith and the Destruction
> >> Atlantis"
> >> Rotterdam International Film Festival Screen
> >> 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
> >> TonguePress.com
> >> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> >> <email suppressed>.
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