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IndieCollect IndieCollect is a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, archive, and catalog independent American cinema. This is a program of the Laboratory for Icon & Idiom, Inc.

IndieCollect is advocating for conservation of the entire field of independent cinema, across all genres, including fiction, non-fiction, hybrid and experimental works. Independent films represent alternative voices, innovative storytelling techniques, geographical and demographic diversity, and they tackle a vast array of topics. IndieCollect intends to make an eloquent case for how each film fit

IndieCollect is advocating for conservation of the entire field of independent cinema, across all genres, including fiction, non-fiction, hybrid and experimental works. Independent films represent alternative voices, innovative storytelling techniques, geographical and demographic diversity, and they tackle a vast array of topics. IndieCollect intends to make an eloquent case for how each film fit

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03/05/2022

Check out this amazing video from Entertainment Partners about IndieCollect's commitment to championing Black filmmakers all year round!

03/05/2022

Check out this amazing video from Entertainment Partners about IndieCollect's commitment to championing Black filmmakers all year round!

HUGE NEWS!IndieCollect Celebrates 50th Restoration By Announcing Advisory Board Featuring Mary Harron, Ethan Hawke, Todd...
11/23/2021
IndieCollect Celebrates 50th Restoration By Announcing Advisory Board Featuring Mary Harron, Ethan Hawke, Todd Solondz & Many More

HUGE NEWS!

IndieCollect Celebrates 50th Restoration By Announcing Advisory Board Featuring Mary Harron, Ethan Hawke, Todd Solondz & Many More

I honor of the group’s 50th restoration, IndieCollect not only is celebrating by launching a new website, but also by announcing the first class of filmmakers and independent cinema champions joining the Advisory Board.

Very exciting restoration news, Arthur D**g's COMING OUT UNDER FIRE (Restored in 4K by IndieCollect) out now on Criterio...
11/12/2021
Coming Out Under Fire - Documentaries by Arthur D**g - The Criterion Channel

Very exciting restoration news, Arthur D**g's COMING OUT UNDER FIRE (Restored in 4K by IndieCollect) out now on Criterion Channel!

Arthur D**g writes:

"For this Veteran's Day, may I suggest #ComingOutUnderFire, my documentary about World War II LGBTQ servicemembers who were targeted by US military policies as undesirables, mentally ill, and discharged as s*x perverts. Fortunately, some survived this dark chapter of American history and were able to lay the foundation of what would eventually become a thriving community. Beautifully restored in 4K by UCLA Film & Television Archive, IndieCollect, and Joe Milner (sound) — streaming on the Criterion Channel (free 14-day trial subscription)."

Directed by Arthur D**g • 1994 • United States COMING OUT UNDER FIRE features nine gay and le***an veterans who joined the patriotic war against fascism in the 1940s only to find themselves fighting two battles: one for their country and another for their right to serve. Based on the groundbreak...

Very exciting restoration news, Arthur D**g's COMING OUT UNDER FIRE (Restored in 4K by IndieCollect) out now on Criterio...
11/12/2021
Coming Out Under Fire - Documentaries by Arthur D**g - The Criterion Channel

Very exciting restoration news, Arthur D**g's COMING OUT UNDER FIRE (Restored in 4K by IndieCollect) out now on Criterion Channel!

Arthur D**g writes:

"For this Veteran's Day, may I suggest #ComingOutUnderFire, my documentary about World War II LGBTQ servicemembers who were targeted by US military policies as undesirables, mentally ill, and discharged as s*x perverts. Fortunately, some survived this dark chapter of American history and were able to lay the foundation of what would eventually become a thriving community. Beautifully restored in 4K by UCLA Film & Television Archive, IndieCollect, and Joe Milner (sound) — streaming on the Criterion Channel (free 14-day trial subscription)."

Directed by Arthur D**g • 1994 • United States COMING OUT UNDER FIRE features nine gay and le***an veterans who joined the patriotic war against fascism in the 1940s only to find themselves fighting two battles: one for their country and another for their right to serve. Based on the groundbreak...

It's almost Halloween! And in the spirit of Halloween, we want to encourage you to support our friends at George A. Rome...
10/25/2021

It's almost Halloween! And in the spirit of Halloween, we want to encourage you to support our friends at George A. Romero Foundation. Any donation made directly supports George’s legacy and young filmmakers. If you donate before 10/31,
your gift will be matched, dollar by dollar! Continue to celebrate and support horror by donating today: https://bit.ly/3od92M

In Memoriam: Melvin Van Peebles: An American Freethinker
10/25/2021
In Memoriam: Melvin Van Peebles: An American Freethinker

In Memoriam: Melvin Van Peebles: An American Freethinker

Mario Van Peebles remembers his trailblazing father A multifaceted artist, sometimes called the “godfather of modern Black Cinema” and “avant-gardist of American independent cinema”, the eclectic and prolific Melvin Van Peebles, who died last September in Manhattan, wrote numerous books and ...

OPENS FRIDAY – AUGUST 20                                                      Confetti                                  ...
08/19/2021
CONFETTI (2021) | A film by Ann Hu

OPENS FRIDAY – AUGUST 20

Confetti
Written and Directed by Ann Hu

Based on Ann’s own experiences, CONFETTI is a moving film that reveals the often-silent struggles faced by immigrant families, told through the story of 9-year-old Meimei, who moves with her mother Lan from their small town in China to New York City and is forced to navigate a whole new way of life while confronting her own undiagnosed dyslexia.

Special Opening Night Events in Los Angeles and NYC

NYC:
SPECIAL SCREENING AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR ANN HU AT AMC EMPIRE 25
7:00pm

Tickets: https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/confetti-66786/showtimes

LOS ANGELES:
SPECIAL SCREENING AND Q&A WITH PRODUCER JOSH GREEN AND SANDRA SCHULBERG AT Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall
7:30pm

For Tickets: https://88.formovietickets.com:2235/T.ASP?WCI=BT&Page=schedule&SelectedDate=20210820

We hope to see you there!

For full release dates, trailer and more information on the film, visit: https://bit.ly/confettiwebsite

New film coming to U.S. theaters August 20, 2021. Confetti tells the story of how a young mother gives up everything to bring her daughter to NYC in order to find a cure for her inherited learning disabilities.

TONIGHT !!!!!!Tune in at 8:05pm ET on Shudder TV for a very special #TheAmusementPark premiere night event! Panelists in...
06/08/2021

TONIGHT !!!!!!
Tune in at 8:05pm ET on Shudder TV for a very special #TheAmusementPark premiere night event!

Panelists include Suzanne Desrocher-Romero of George A. Romero Foundation, Tananarive Due of Horror Noire
Phil Nobile jr of FANGORIA, author of "The Living Dead" Daniel D Kraus and IndieCollect's Sandra Schulberg – moderated by
Shudder's Sam Zimmerman.

TUNE IN ON SHUDDER (7 DAYS FREE)
https://www.shudder.com/shudder-tv

or YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcCCIrXmIJOYamxWqeJzI2

Check out this new wonderful book on William Greaves, director of "Nationtime" (recently restored by IndieCollect) and m...
06/07/2021

Check out this new wonderful book on William Greaves, director of "Nationtime" (recently restored by IndieCollect) and many more wonderful films!

WILLIAM GREAVES: FILMMAKING AS MISSION
Edited by Scott MacDonald and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart

William Greaves is one of the most significant and compelling American filmmakers of the past century. Best known for his experimental film about its own making, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, Greaves was an influential independent documentary filmmaker who produced, directed, shot, and edited more than a hundred films on a variety of social issues and on key African American figures ranging from Muhammad Ali to Ralph Bunche to Ida B. Wells. A multitalented artist, his career also included stints as a songwriter, a member of the Actors Studio, and, during the late 1960s, a producer and cohost of Black Journal, the first national television show focused on African American culture and politics.

This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of Greaves’s remarkable career. It brings together a wide range of material, including a mix of incisive essays from critics and scholars, Greaves’s own writings, an extensive meta-interview with Greaves, conversations with his wife and collaborator Louise Archambault Greaves and his son David, and a critical dossier on Symbiopsychotaxiplasm. Together, they illuminate Greaves’s mission to use filmmaking as a tool for transforming the ways African Americans were perceived by others and the ways they saw themselves. This landmark book is an essential resource on Greaves’s work and his influence on independent cinema and African-American culture.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott MacDonald is director of cinema and media studies and professor of art history at Hamilton College. His books include The Garden in the Machine: A Field Guide to Independent Films About Place (2001), Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema (2015), and The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama (2019).

Jacqueline Najuma Stewart is professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and director of Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity (2005) and the coeditor of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (2015). She is the host of “Silent Sunday Nights” on Turner Classic Movies."

https://cup.columbia.edu/book/william-greaves/9780231199599?utm_source=DOC+NYC&utm_campaign=505f98af46-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_17_07_49_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d83fd8be6c-505f98af46-269646333&mc_cid=505f98af46&mc_eid=53f3006934

TONIGHT AT 7PM ESTTune in for a Live Virtual Conversation about Melvin Van Peebles' The Story of a Three Day Pass (resto...
05/13/2021
Film Forum · Live Virtual Conversation with Mario Van Peebles on THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS

TONIGHT AT 7PM EST

Tune in for a Live Virtual Conversation about Melvin Van Peebles' The Story of a Three Day Pass (restored by IndieCollect) between his son, Mario Van Peebles and The Criterion Collection curatorial director Ashley Clark.

The event is free and will be live-streamed on Film Forum's Youtube channel.

More info here:
https://filmforum.org/events/event/the-story-of-a-three-day-pass-qa

Live Virtual Conversation with Mario Van Peebles on THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS

Watch this wonderful tribute to cinematographer Judy Irola on the "Sons of the South" film instagram account:In Memory o...
04/19/2021

Watch this wonderful tribute to cinematographer Judy Irola on the "Sons of the South" film instagram account:

In Memory of Judy Irola

We honor the memory of Judy Irola who introduced our director Barry to his subject Bob Zellner and thus started the life-long friendship which culminated into Son of the South.

Judy Irola’s passing on February 20, 2021, was a great shock to all who knew and admired her. She was one of a small group of women cinematographers who forced open doors in a field dominated and monopolized by men. She was the third woman admitted to the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) and the only woman member of Cine Manifest, a radical film collective founded in San Francisco in 1972. She also broke ground later as the first woman to chair the cinematography department at USC’s film school. (Sandra Schulberg, IndieCollect)

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CN2zL2agiQu/?igshid=1or3qouz778hc

TUNE IN TONIGHT at 11.35pm EST to The Late Show with Stephen Colbertfor a hisconversation with Jane Fonda ahead of the n...
03/04/2021

TUNE IN TONIGHT at 11.35pm EST
to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
for a his
conversation with Jane Fonda ahead of the nationwide release of F.T.A, restored by IndieCollect, at virtual theatres via Kino Lorber!

I protested in the 60’s to stop the war in Vietnam. Today, I'm protesting by Voting to save our planet, promote racial a...
10/22/2020
@thewarathome

I protested in the 60’s to stop the war in Vietnam. Today, I'm protesting by Voting to save our planet, promote racial and economic justice, and protect our democracy from fascism. Take Action! Plan Your Vote at https://www.vote.org then watch The War at Home, the Oscar nominated film about building political resistance.
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The UCLA Film & Television Archive, IndieCollect and Outfest are proud to present “Pioneers of Q***r Cinema,” a retrospective celebrating LGBTQ+ cinematic achievements from the last seven decades. 12 nights, 33 films, illuminated by conversations with the visionary artists and storytellers who made them. Feb. 18–Mar. 28 Register: ucla.in/3rZZhU3 Made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation and IndieCollect.
Tonight - this is an incredible opportunity. IndieCollect continues to champion saving masterpieces! https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/7495
Sandra Schulberg is a visionary, a pioneer and the founder of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), which gave rise to Film Independent in Los Angeles and The Gotham Film & Media Institute in New York. With the support and funding of the HFPA Sandra and the IndieCollect have had the ability to restore close to 40 films. Learn more about how the IndieCollect is saving American independent cinema. https://bit.ly/3HN4rHD
Jazz on a Summer's Day - Monday 30 August Riverside Studios This 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, with colour correction by @OskarMiarka, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival with sold out shows. Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, Jazz On A Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all star line-up including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. In partnership with the Green Man Festival this special screening will include 20 minutes of bonus content, exclusive to cinemas. One screening only - book now for Monday 30 August: https://riversidestudios.film/jazzonasummerday
"Among the great American films of the sixties." - Richard Brody, New Yorker Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language, and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, LA PERMISSION (THE STORY OF A THREE-DAY PASS), would become his stylistically innovative feature debut. New 4K restoration by IndieCollect in consultation with Mario Van Peebles, with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Starts streaming in our virtual cinema 5/28: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/story-three-day-pass
“The Show the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop!” In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. It was directly engaged with and inspired by veterans against the war and, naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. The F.T.A. tour was highly controversial and was a huge success among stationed soldiers. In spite of positive reviews and business, director Francine Parker’s film version was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressures and has been difficult to see for decades. IndieCollect’s new 4K restoration is now available on Digital and 📀: https://bit.ly/3ovTiCL
Melvin Van Peebles' edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, "La Permission," would become his stylistically innovative feature debut. Turner (Harry Baird), an African-American soldier stationed in France, is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman (Nicole Berger) — but what happens to their love when his furlough is over? Channeling the brash exuberance of the French New Wave, Van Peebles creates an exploration of the psychology of an in*******al relationship as well as a commentary on France's contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic and stingingly subversive by turns, and that laid the foundation for the scorched-earth cinematic revolution he would unleash just a few years later with SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG. New 4K restoration opening next Friday, May 14 by IndieCollect in consultation with Mario Van Peebles, with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Pre-order: http://bit.ly/AFIVSRThreeDayPass
“What most histories don’t tell you is that an equally widespread and powerful movement against the [Vietnam] War existed inside the military itself.” Jane Fonda recorded a new introduction to our re-release of Francine Parker's F.T.A. (1972), restored by IndieCollect and opening Friday in virtual cinemas: bit.ly/ftafilm
Absolute legend Jane Fonda shouted out our re-release of F.T.A., which was restored by IndieCollect with support from HFPA, in her Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award last night. Opens Friday in virtual cinemas: bit.ly/ftafilm
Here are our thoughts on the Kino Lorber reissue of the 1959 film “Jazz on a Summer’s Day.” “It's a joy to watch to this day, and the 4K restoration by IndieCollect does it ample justice: the sound is crisp, the images sometimes shockingly intimate.”
In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured a controversial yet highly popular anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. We're bringing IndieCollect's restoration of F.T.A. to virtual cinemas starting March 5.
Sad to note that actress Carol Dickerson Sutton died of Covid-19 on December 10 in New Orleans. Carol had turned 76 a few days before. Her obituary by John Pope omits mention of her extraordinary performance in CANE RIVER — one of the best roles of her prestigious career. Director Horace Jenkins's movie was lost from view for nearly 40 years, but now Sutton's performance is immortalized in a recent restoration by IndieCollect. You can see Carol Sutton in this amazing movie on demand through Oscilloscope here: https://caneriver.oscilloscope.net/ . Read Sutton's obituary here: https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/movies_tv/article_c17e8b80-3c08-11eb-aacf-fb950522b808.html IndieCollect Cane River (film) African American Women In Cinema Oscilloscope Laboratories