Re: 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival

From: Bill Brand (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 17 2007 - 05:52:22 PDT

Ken and John,

Beautiful new 16mm prints of 8 of Helen Hill's films are on their
way to Ann Arbor right now. These are the answer prints from
preservation internegatives been made by Colorlab. They are still
completing one more title. I am restoring yet another one of Helen's
films with the NYU-MIAP film restoration class, BB Optics and
Colorlab but this one won't be ready in time for Ann Arbor either.
Helen's family is still in the process of determining where and how
to archive and distribute her films but I expect they'll make an
announcement soon.


>I am almost certain they will be 16mm prints. Her films have always
>been exhibited as prints here in the past. And, I believe I heard we
>were getting prints. I will call the office tomorrow and confirm
>this. We always do our best to get prints.
>Her films are of course not in competition. But, when films/videos
>are submitted in competition, if the application form says they were
>made on film, but they have a video format listed for exhibition, we
>always ask if they can possibly send us a print. Of course, often
>that is not possible, because the film was transfered to, and edited
>in, video, and not conformed. This interchange means that we may not
>always know what format we will be showing at the time the program
>is finalized, and posted on our site. But, we always obtain prints,
>if at all possible. Our printed program has listed the exhibition
>formats in the past, and I presume will do so this year. I am
>involved with screening and programming of competition films. Others
>contact the makers, to see what is the best format we can obtain.
>So, I don't always know, until opening night or the day before, when
>I get a program.
>Ken B.

Bill Brand
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