Re: Helen Hill films availability and "Recipes for Disaster" films

From: Bill Brand (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 08 2007 - 14:20:56 PST

Hi Patrick,

Preservation of Helen's films is in the works. I don't know all the
pieces but I am restoring an early film of hers as a project with my
NYU-MIAP Film Preservation class. Dan Streible and Laura Kissel have
better takes on the overall picture of the various efforts toward
preserving her films than I do. But I expect to have the one film
I'm working on completed within a couple of months.


>Dear Frameworkers,
>I am working with local filmmaker Jodie Mack to, hopefully, organize
>a tribute/memorial screening to Helen Hill here at Chicago
>Filmmakers in June or July.
>We wanted to see if there was any updated information on the
>availability of Helen's films for a screening.
>We also would like to include work made from or inspired by "Recipes
>for Disaster" and are hoping to compile a list of those films. If
>any of you have made films yourself using Helen's book(let) or if
>you know of films that were, please email me offlist at
>email suppressed
>I will compile and then post a complete list back to Frameworks for everyone.
>Thanks for any/all assistance,
>Patrick Friel
>Program Director
>Chicago Filmmakers
>5243 N. Clark St.
>Chicago, IL 60640
>(773) 293-1447 phone
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

Bill Brand
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108 Franklin Street #4W
New York, NY  10013
(212) 966-6253
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.