Re: Joris Ivens

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2008 - 09:58:14 PST

Hi Gene,

Iıve been trying to find out as well and would appreciate any responses.

The retrospective of his films that is taking place at IDFA (Documentary
Festival at Amsterdam) does seem to be happening, with screenings at the
Filmmuseum there. But Iıve posted to some doc lists asking if anyone has
attended any and no one has responded. They are on the schedule though.
On their website they also mention that they will be launching it and having
a retrospective at MOMA. I wanted to see about having screenings and such
in Los Angeles. But when I wrote the programmers at MOMA, they knew nothing
about it. And my inquiries to the Ivens Foundation have not gotten any
replies. Maybe they jumped the gun on their website, but itıs a little odd.

Here is the Amsterdam Filmmuseum's web page on it:

It does mention that it won't be out in France until "Spring of 2009." So
it might just being rolled out country by country when they can get
retrospective screenings in each. That would take too damn long! :-)

If the box has actually come out in Europe, a query to Facets (the mentioned
distributor in the US) would probably be in order to learn its ETA here, but
I haven't done that yet.

Best regards,

Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum

On 11/23/08 9:21 AM, "Gene Youngblood" <email suppressed> wrote:

> According to the Joris Ivens Foundation, the 20-film, five-disc set of his
> work was scheduled for release last week, with ceremonies in Holland on the
> 18th and 21st.
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> Does anyone know if this actually took place, and when the box will be
> available in the U.S.?
> Gene Youngblood
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