Re: Joris Ivens Question

From: Kelly Shindler (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 14:59:50 PDT

I helped organize a Joris Ivens retrospective a few years back and if Andre
is still at the Ivens archive in Nijmegen (NL), he's your man. We screened
it at FSLC and elsewhere (with all the films DB mentions below) in 35mm.
Gorgeous film. Not sure how realistic getting a print is, but you could try.
Good luck!


On 9/26/06, db <email suppressed> wrote:
> Jeremy,
> When the Center for the Moving Image was functioning at PSU there
> were two instructors: Tom Taylor and Andres Deinum. Tom taught
> production and Andres taught "Film & Society" and "The Art of Film,"
> or more theoretical courses in other words. Before coming to America
> and becoming Fritz Lang's assistant in Hollywood (and later being
> blacklisted), Andres was Joris Ivens' assistant in Holland. There
> were several Ivens films in the PSU library at the time but I'd find
> it hard to believe they were still there. Still, it's worth checking.
> Andres died some time ago, but Tom is still in Portland and he might
> have info on where those prints ended up. Also, Brooke... I'm spacing
> on her last name at the moment.. is now teaching some film-related
> courses at PSU from my understanding. She was a very close friend of
> Andres and still remains close to Tom, so she may also have an idea
> where these prints might have ended up. For all I know they may have
> been Andres' private prints and were part of his estate. Oh! I think
> her name is Brooke Jacobson (Jacobsen?). I remember seeing her at the
> Su Friedrich screening you guys did awhile back so you probably know
> who I am talking about.
> Hope that helps. Valparaiso is a wonderful film, as are several of
> his other films, of course. I remember Andres screening a great film
> that I think was called "Zuidersee" (probably mis-spelled) about the
> reclamation of land through dyke building. It was made very close to
> the time Ivens made "Regen." Boy, was I lucky taking those classes
> and having such great instructors teaching them! I also really really
> liked "Le Mistral" and "Spanish Earth." Oy! I'm having a flashback!
> db
> On Sep 26, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Jeremy Rossen wrote:
> > Does anyone know where to find Joris Ivens "...A VALPARAISO"? Is
> > there a 16mm print as well or only 35mm?
> >
> > Jeremy Rossen
> > Portland, Oregon

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