Re: Chick Strand Is at Peace

From: Regina Longo (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 15 2009 - 12:00:33 PDT

As the saying goes, there are no coincidences...I am working on a short term project at the Smithsonian's Humans Studies Film Archives, processing the papers recently donated along with the film collection of the late Jorge Preloran. Today, as I am processing correspondence files from 1969 through 1972 I have come across a series of letters between Chick and Jorge, relating to film, love, life, etc. They are amusing, informative, at times newsy and gossipy and always quite touching. I am just in the beginning stages of processing this collection, but it would be wonderful to find a way to share some of them with a larger audience.

Regina Longo
Department of Film and Media Studies
UC Santa Barbara

From: 40 Frames <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:50:35 AM
Subject: Re: Chick Strand Is at Peace

Canyon, Chick, and Bruce helped to inspired the programming work we do. Our first major visiting artist program was, in fact, Chick Strand ( It was May 11-13, 2001. Chick drove up from LA for the event, and over three nights presented 14 of her films.

That event, and Chick's brief time here in Portland showing films, will live on in our memories. We have continued to show Chick's work from time to time in classroom settings, and I imagine will continue to do so. There is solace in knowing that her spirit will lived on in the work that we, and other programmers, do today.


Alain LeTourneau
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