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New York City’s brand-new Metrograph theater will present the world premiere of “Gems Unseen: Early Apparatus Films from Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes & Barry Ellsworth,” a two-part retrospective consisting of ten films assembled and digitally restored by IndieCollect. Vachon, Haynes, and Ellsworth will attend the premiere in early December.
Some of the films shown in the series include “Tommy’s” by Barry Ellsworth and “Days Are Numbered” by Christine Vachon, both featuring a young Steve Buscemi; “He Was Once,” which features a special cameo performance by Todd Haynes; and “Anemone Me” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks.
Along with films by Apparatus Productions founders Vachon, Haynes, and Ellsworth, the series will also include a selection of films by directors they mentored, like Mary Bradford, Larry Carty, Brooke Dammkoehler, Susan Delson, Evan Dunsky, Mary Hestand, and Bruce Hainley. All the »
- Vikram Murthi
Led by Ifp founder Sandra Schulberg, who serves as its president, the nonprofit IndieCollect is working to conserve independent cinema. In just two years, the company has rescued and archived more than 3,500 film negatives, according to Schulberg, the president of IndieCollect. IndieCollect recently located the master picture and sound elements for eight of the shorts Vachon and Haynes produced in the ’80s and ’90s with Barry Ellsworth under their non-profit Apparatus banner. Apparatus backed a number of other directors, including Suzan-Lori Parks, Mary Hestand, Susan Delson, Brooke Dammkoehler, Larry Carty, and Evan Dunsky. Now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign with hopes of raising […] »
- Paula Bernstein
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