Re: [Frameworks] Jeff Kreines

From: Patricia R. Zimmermann (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 12:24:40 PDT

A very good point by David Tetzlaff, pointing to the historiographic issues of the tensions between filmmakers as auteur and institutions that deserves unpacking and analysis.

Patricia R. Zimmermann, Ph.D.
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>Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:21:17 -0400
>From: email suppressed>)
>Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Jeff Kreines
>To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>My understanding is that Icarus has video rights to the Middletown
>series as a whole, and that Jeff and Joel disavow the version of
>Seventeen they offer (which was available for years as a very pricey
>VHS) because some edits were made without their permission. If that is
>in fact the case, I don't know how much or what exactly... I think I
>remember Ben Levin opining that ay alterations were minor and had
>little or no effect on the substance. But given the way the Joel and
>Jeff were attacked and the way the film was repressed, one can
>understand how they would sensitive to any censorship.
>>> Media City <email suppressed> wrote:
>>> It appears that Icarus Films (Brooklyn, NY) will be releasing a DVD
>>> this September which will include a copy of Seventeen:
>> My understanding is Icarus does not have the rights to distribute
>> Seventeen... but maybe Jeff can speak more to this, as I don't
>> recall the details.
>> Alain
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