Re: [Frameworks] An Open Letter to Jeff Kreines

From: Matt Helme (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 09:49:09 PDT

If someone does not want to make a film available,so what?

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To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
Sent: Fri, July 30, 2010 12:31:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] An Open Letter to Jeff Kreines

Dear Jeff/Joel/Frameworkers:

I'm not "rumor-mongering," just speaking from experience. I have emailed for
information, written snailmail, and phoned--for months, and all to no avail. If
the films are "available as usual," please (please!) let me know how I might see

Must they be rented in 16mm or are some available in other forms? What is the
rental rate? Do you make films available to scholars. And what do I need to do
to hear from you about this in some specific way? Please feel free to contact me
off-FRAMEWORKS--though my guess that my interest in seeing the work is shared by

If at some point in my quest to access your work, I've insulted either of you in
some way, please forgive me. But do let me know how to proceed.

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-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: [Frameworks] An Open Letter to Jeff Kreines
>From: Jeff Kreines <email suppressed>
>Date: Fri, July 30, 2010 8:50 am
>To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>From Joel DeMott & Jeff Kreines
>Scott MacDonald offered this bit of mischief to the Experimental Film Discussion
> "I'm sure many Framemakers would be interested in knowing
> whether your films are available . . . and if not, why not"
>Scott MacDonald knows, as many Frameworkers -- filmmakers, exhibitors,
>critics, friends -- can report, that our films SEVENTEEN, DEMON LOVER
>BROTHER JEFF, et al., are available as usual from us. DeMott/Kreines Films,
>distributor 1974 - present.
>Any implication of difficulty or demise is just rumor-mongering by Scott.
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