From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2008 - 14:00:31 PDT

What a short-sighted view.  It probably went under because artists took it over and were too busy creating to raise money.  Well, at the very least we know that people who weren't good enough at business and fund-raising were running it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carlile <(address suppressed)>
Sent: Aug 19, 2008 4:34 PM
To: (address suppressed)
Subject: Re: FAF

In a message dated 8/19/2008 1:28:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, (address suppressed) writes:
If anyone is interested in following the changes concerning Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco, the San Francisco Film Society (the org that runs the Sf International Film Festival) issued the following statement a few minutes ago. In short they are assuming "full stewardship of its
activities," i.e. granting filmmakers and (hard to believe but they say) teaching classes. Does not look like they will be providing access to optical printers, Steenbecks, Bolexes...
Typical-- it's all of the institutional, bureaucratic crap, and none of the craftsman stuff. Which is what the FAF was all about!
The bane of the age--- it's all business, with lip service being paid to art. Who got their hands on this once great organization? Librarians? "Archivists"? Grant-writers?
Obviously not anyone who does anything, i.e . the artists. What a travesty. This is what happens when you get in a position so that the money brokers and the lawyers take over. The property will be the next to get cashed out.

It's only a deal if it's where you want to go. Find your travel deal here.

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