Re: 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 17 2007 - 16:51:06 PDT

Thanks for the info, Bill. I'm looking forward to seeing them even more now!

Ken B.

Quoting Bill Brand <email suppressed>:

> 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.
> Bill
>> John,
>> 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.
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