Re: Tragedy struck today in New Orleans.

From: Bryan Konefsky (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 04 2007 - 20:34:59 PST

I first discovered Helen's work through New Orleans filmmaker Courtney Egon
- She programmed some of Helen's films a short while back when she did a
show with Basement Films in Albuquerque.

I'll never forget having the opportunity to meet Helen a few years later in
Ann Arbor when Chris McNamara scheduled her to speak to his class at the
University of Michigan. Chris was kind enough to let me sit in on her
lecture/screening. There was a "heart and soul" about her work and her
presence that day which none of us in that classroom will soon forget.

I plan to do a small tribute to Helen Hill at my Experiments in Cinema
festival this April, 2007 in Albuquerque.

love and sympathy to Helen's friends and family.
Bryan Konefsky
vp Basement Films

--On Thursday, January 4, 2007 2:59 PM -0800 alvamel
<email suppressed> wrote:

> Dear filmmaking community,
> Mother, Wife Friend and Filmmaker Helen Hill was brutally shot and killed
> in her home this AM in New Orleans.
> Further details will be forthcoming - but, according to fellow filmmaker
> and friend Besty Weiss - Helen her husband Paul were both shot. Helen,
> while begging to the intruders not to harm their 2 year old son. Paul
> survived his gunshot, the baby is OK.
> Renee Brusard (sp?) will likely have a memorial screening for Helen. It's
> unknown when other services will happen.
> I'm sorry that I don't have more datails.
> Alfonso Alvarez
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