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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 fits into the nation’s social and artistic fabric and why this or that archive might wish to safeguard the work. In the largest sense, IndieCollect’s mission is to insure that when the history of motion pictures is written at the end of this century, the work of independent filmmakers will not have been eclipsed.

Mission: The IndieCollect Mission: - Save American independent films from the risk of extinction, whether through neglect or through faulty preservation strategies. - Educate filmmakers about the urgent need to preserve our collective body of work. - Secure long-term archival storage for indie films at no cost to filmmakers. - Register every indie title in our IndieCollect Index so that each film becomes discoverable.

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We are excited to announce that Jan Oxenberg's THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT will be screening exclusively at Film Forum's Vir...
09/14/2020
Film Forum · Jan Oxenberg’s THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT

We are excited to announce that Jan Oxenberg's THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT will be screening exclusively at Film Forum's Virtual Cinema starting 9/16!

Many thanks to The Criterion Collection and Janus Films for bringing this wonderful restoration back into the world!

Details and Trailer below:
https://youtu.be/kyZmIZQhtzE

https://filmforum.org/film/jan-oxenbergs-thank-you-and-good-night-virtual-cinema

Jan Oxenberg’s THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT Available for rental starting Wednesday, September 16 NEW 4K RESTORATION Comedy turns up in unexpected places in THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT, a voyage into the realm of obsession, guilt and matzoh balls. Grandma was headed for the afterlife. Was it too late to ...

TUNE IN TODAY - THE BLACK NATIONAL CONVENTION Friday, Aug 28, 7:30pm Eastern. Register at  www.BlackNovember.orgWe're ho...
08/28/2020
The Black National Convention 2020 – Building Power & Policy in Defense of Black Lives

TUNE IN TODAY - THE BLACK NATIONAL CONVENTION
Friday, Aug 28, 7:30pm Eastern.
Register at www.BlackNovember.org

We're hours away from the first Black National Convention in over 40 years!

The #BNC2020 will be a virtual event that is part documentary, showcasing the expansiveness and depth of Black Movement, and part political education, framing the foundational values of our visionary politics. It aims to build Black political power & an unapologetic Black national agenda.

Please make sure you register at www.blacknovember.org so you can engage in all the festivities, including video clips of IndieCollect’s restoration of NATIONTIME by William Greaves, about the 1972 National Black Political Convention.

The movie is opens nationwide Oct 23.

The multi-hour broadcast will be filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black Lives before the biggest election of our time, and long after.

Looking for date-night inspo? CANE RIVER is streaming via BAM Film until April 30!
04/27/2020
Cane River

Looking for date-night inspo? CANE RIVER is streaming via BAM Film until April 30!

Horace Jenkins’ long-lost gem of Black independent cinema set in rural Louisiana.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOWOn March 27, friend of IndieCollect Larry Clark's beautiful 1977 film "Passing Through" will be scre...
03/05/2020
Passing Through: Screening and Conversation with Cauleen Smith

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
On March 27, friend of IndieCollect Larry Clark's beautiful 1977 film "Passing Through" will be screening at the Whitney Museum of American Art alongside Cauleen Smith's experimental short film "Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron)"

As Jan-Christopher Horak writes of PASSING THROUGH:

'Eddie Warmack, an African American jazz musician, is released from prison for the killing of a white gangster. Not willing to play for the mobsters who control the music industry, including clubs and recording studios, Warmack searches for his mentor and grandfather, the legendary jazz musician Poppa Harris. Director Larry Clark theorizes that jazz is one of the purest expressions of African American culture, embodying the struggles of generations of Blacks going back to slavery times, but now hijacked by a white culture that brutally exploits jazz musicians for profit. The opening seven-minute credit sequence is accordingly an homage to jazz and jazz musicians, privileging the raw energy of the music...'

The screening of both films will be followed by a talk between Cauleen and film scholar Michael Boyce Gillespie.

DON'T MISS IT!

https://whitney.org/events/screening-cauleen-smith-michael-gillespie

In conjunction with the exhibition Mutualities, Cauleen Smith screens her experimental short film Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) (1992) alongside Larry Clark’s pivotal yet seldom-seen feature film Passing Through (1977). Produced while she was a student of Clark’s at UCLA, Smith...

NYC Friends - Valentines may be over but you can still fill up on romance with CANE RIVER playing at Quad Cinema​ from F...
02/25/2020
Cane River — Quad Cinema

NYC Friends - Valentines may be over but you can still fill up on romance with CANE RIVER playing at Quad Cinema​ from Friday February 28 - Thursday March 5

Established in 1972, Quad Cinema is New York's original multi-screen cinema.

02/19/2020
Golden Globes

Golden Globes

Our Restoration Summit continues today with the African American indies "Nationtime-Gary by William Greaves and Melvin Van Peebles' "The Story of a Three-Day Pass" both from 1972 and newly restored. We round up our second annual Restoration Summit with "Fellini's Roma". Find more details here: https://www.goldenglobes.com/hfpa-restoration-summit-2020

Amazing pix from @egyptiantheatre of the fabulous F.T.A Premiere!
02/19/2020

Amazing pix from @egyptiantheatre of the fabulous F.T.A Premiere!

Day 1: HFPA RESTORATION SUMMIT! You can thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association @goldenglobes for this thrilling window into the past! Day 2 is Sunday, February 16 and includes African American Treasures at 2pm and Fellini’s Roma at 7:00pm. At the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre. #filmrestoration #janefonda #fta @ Egyptian Theatre

Read this Screen Slate Review about The Big Blue by the late Andrew Horn director and friend of Sandra Schulberg. The Bi...
02/19/2020
The Big Blue | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

Read this Screen Slate Review about The Big Blue by the late Andrew Horn director and friend of Sandra Schulberg.

The Big Blue screens again this Friday, February 21 at 10pm as part of a big memorial retrospective of Andrew's work at Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, BK.

Screening Schedule:
DOOMED LOVE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 – MIDNIGHT

THE BIG BLUE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – 10 PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – 10 PM

ELAINE AND OTHER SHORT FILMS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – 7:30 PM

THE NOMI SONG
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 7:30 PM

WE ARE TWISTED F**KING SISTER!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – 5 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – 7:30 PM

Tickets and details here:
http://www.spectacletheater.com/andy-horn/#blue

“See? This is just like a conversation,” one man observes to another as they sit at a bar in The Big Blue, Andrew Horn’s No-Wave noir from 1988. The film, which is screening as part of Spectacle’s tribute to the beloved filmmaker and artist who passed away in 2019, is full of circular,...

DC METRO FRIENDS - TOMORROW Thursday, February 20 (7:30 p.m.) head to The Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater fo...
02/18/2020
Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 20-22, 2020) | Now See Hear!

DC METRO FRIENDS - TOMORROW Thursday, February 20 (7:30 p.m.) head to The Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater for:

BLACK JOURNAL: A SALUTE TO WILLIAM GREAVES

“Black Journal” was the first national American public affairs television program that was broadcast on the NET Network (Pre-PBS). This program was developed during the turbulent 1960’s and its mission was to cover political, economic, and cultural issues to a largely neglected African-American population. Laid out in a “60 Minutes” style, the show was comprised of short documentary films. A few months after production began in June 1968, co-host William Greaves was made executive producer. In 1970 under the direction of Greaves, the program won an Emmy for excellence in public affairs. Greaves was also a documentary filmmaker; his 1968 experimental documentary “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One” was added to the National Film Registry in 2015. This program, curated from the Library of Congress’s television collection, consists of stories and performances produced during William Greaves tenure including Black Panthers; John Lee Hooker; Southern Consumers Co-op; Julian Bond; Roberta Flack; Mississippi Politics; Duke University Protest; the Black Music industry (which Includes a trip to Motown and Stax Records); a Black Athletes Panel with Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell and Arthur Ashe; Nina Simone and Black G.I.s in Vietnam. Digital presentation, 115 min.

https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2020/02/now-playing-at-the-packard-campus-theater-february-20-22-2020/

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 20-22, 2020). A blog post at "Now See Hear!" on 2020-02-17.

This Friday, February 21 @ 6pm - FREE SCREENING of William Greaves' NATIONTIME (restored by IndieCollect) at Lewis Cente...
02/18/2020
Screening of Nationtime—Gary by William Greaves

This Friday, February 21 @ 6pm - FREE SCREENING of William Greaves' NATIONTIME (restored by IndieCollect) at Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ!

https://arts.princeton.edu/events/screening-of-nationtime-gary-by-william-greaves/

As part of a day-long symposium centered on the work of American filmmaker William Greaves, the Program in Visual Arts is proud to present the premiere of Greaves's newly restored 1972 film: Nationtime—Gary.

LA FRIENDS - This weekend (Feb 15 & 16), THREE IndieCollect restorations are screening Egyptian Theatre as part of the 2...
02/14/2020
HFPA SUMMIT: F.T.A. with Jane Fonda In Person

LA FRIENDS - This weekend (Feb 15 & 16), THREE IndieCollect restorations are screening Egyptian Theatre as part of the 2020 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Restoration Summit, hosted by HFPA and American Cinematheque

F.T.A by Francine Parker (Feb 15 @ 5:30pm)
NATIONTIME by William Greaves (Feb 16 @ 2:00pm)
STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS by Melvin van Peebles (Feb 16 @ 3:30pm)

We are offering friends of IndieCollect FREE TICKETS to each of these screenings. RSVP at the links below and we will see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hfpa-summit-fta-with-jane-fonda-in-person-tickets-90862611517

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hfpa-summit-nationtime-gary-the-story-of-a-three-day-pass-tickets-90866049801

The CANE RIVER restoration premiere at BAM Film​ was a HUGE success. Here's a lovely pic of Sandra Schulberg (left) alon...
02/10/2020

The CANE RIVER restoration premiere at BAM Film​ was a HUGE success. Here's a lovely pic of Sandra Schulberg (left) along with IndieCollect editor Eva Yuma (far right) and her friends, Patrick and Mandy (center). A huge thank you to Senior Programmer Ashley Clarke (pictured with Sandra and Eva) for the wonderful Q&A with lead actors Richard Romain and Tommye Myrick!

You can still catch one of the many CANE RIVER screenings at BAM Film taking place until Feb 20.

Tickets & info here: https://www.bam.org/film/2020/cane-river

We are absolutely thrilled that IndieCollect has been awarded a Special Award from the New York Film Critics Circle! It ...
12/06/2019
New York Film Critics Circle Names ‘Irishman’ Best Film of 2019

We are absolutely thrilled that IndieCollect has been awarded a Special Award from the New York Film Critics Circle! It is an honour to be ranked among such talented people and wonderful films!

https://variety.com/2019/film/awards/new-york-film-critics-circle-awards-2019-1203424281/

“The Irishman” has been named best film of 2019 by the New York Film Critics Circle. Martin Scorsese’s epic mob drama — starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino — also na…

IndieCollect President Sandra Schulberg went to the Harvey Feirstein play #BellaBella about Bella Abzug, American lawyer...
11/12/2019

IndieCollect President Sandra Schulberg went to the Harvey Feirstein play #BellaBella about Bella Abzug, American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus.

Like Sandra, she was also well-known for her fabulous hat collection. For the play, Sandra wore one of her favourites, once belonging to her grandmother Florence Nielsen Goodrich.

Catch #BellaBella Off-Broadway! Tickets here: https://bellabellaplay.com/

BREAKING NEWS: Oscilloscope Acquires Rights To IndieCollect's restorationg of Horace B. Jenkins’ Long-Lost African-Ameri...
10/30/2019
Oscilloscope Acquires Rights To ‘Cane River’, The One And Only Film From Horace B. Jenkins

BREAKING NEWS: Oscilloscope Acquires Rights To IndieCollect's restorationg of Horace B. Jenkins’ Long-Lost African-American Drama ‘Cane River’

https://deadline.com/2019/10/oscilloscope-laboratories-north-american-rights-cane-river-horace-b-jenkins-1202772660/

EXCLUSIVE: Oscilloscope Laboratories is looking to bring more marginalized narratives to the spotlight with its recent acquisition of Cane River. The indie film company founded by the late, great A…

[IN MEMORIAM] We are mourning the loss of the fabulous CANE RIVER editor Debi Moore (pictured far left with lead actors ...
10/29/2019
Cane River (1982)

[IN MEMORIAM] We are mourning the loss of the fabulous CANE RIVER editor Debi Moore (pictured far left with lead actors Tommye Myrick and Richard Romain), who passed away on October 23rd at 67.

The upcoming screening of CANE RIVER on November 1 at the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles will be in her honor, and we are very sad that Debi will not be attending in person as she was very excited to see the restoration of her marvellous work.

Tickets to the screening and reception are still available, so please join us if you can: https://www.oscars.org/events/cane-river

(Picture courtesy New Orleans Film Society)

Congratulations to friend of IndieCollect Jane Fonda, who is being honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards ton...
10/25/2019

Congratulations to friend of IndieCollect Jane Fonda, who is being honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards tonight, along with several very deserving and talented others!

The IndieCollect Team and friends outside of the Francesca Beale Theatre at Film at Lincoln Center after the premiere of...
10/25/2019

The IndieCollect Team and friends outside of the Francesca Beale Theatre at Film at Lincoln Center after the premiere of JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY by Bert Stern [the IndieCollect restoration] which had two sell-out screenings at New York Film Festival. Second pic is of Shannah Laumeister Stern, the widow of Bert and director of the documentary"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man", and John Stout, a trustee of the Bert Stern Estate.

Here is a lovely photo of IndieCollect board member Catherine Wyler (left, in yellow) joined by filmmaker Kenneth Lonerg...
10/24/2019

Here is a lovely photo of IndieCollect board member Catherine Wyler (left, in yellow) joined by filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan and her sister Melanie Wyler at the New York Film Festival premiere of the newly-restored DODSWORTH, directed by Catherine and Melanie's father, the legendary William Wyler in 1936.

10/23/2019
"Breaking Bread Together" - Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Visit the Homeboy Bakery!

Following her arrest, friend of IndieCollect Jane Fonda is still protesting about the Green New Deal every friday on Capitol Hill! Go Jane! Watch this lovely video by Joan Churchill of Jane and her Grace & Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin visiting the amazing HomeboyBakery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9uDlKqLZfI

“That’s why I love this place so much. We offer services and opportunities for jobs, but above everything, we offer sanctuary where people can take the mask ...

DON'T MISS the World Premiere of Beth B's new film: LYDIA LUNCH: The War is Never Over at DOC NYC!Saturday, NOVEMBER 9th...
10/23/2019

DON'T MISS the World Premiere of Beth B's new film: LYDIA LUNCH: The War is Never Over at DOC NYC!

Saturday, NOVEMBER 9th - 7:05pm
DOC NY
IFC Center, Theater 1, 323 6th Avenue @ 3rd Street, NYC

TICKETS NOW ON SALE: www.docnyc.net/film/lydia-lunch-the-war-is-never-over
Will Sell Out

10/11/2019
Jane Fonda arrested in DC after protesting climate change

Moments after we sent a newsletter to our IndieCollect community about Jane Fonda's efforts to tackle climate change, Jane was arrested on Capitol Hill. GO JANE!

Read more here:

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/jane-fonda-arrested-on-steps-of-us-capitol-building-protesting-climate-change/65-353b70b0-03ea-4a1e-9374-2220a9346337

Actress Jane Fonda was arrested on Capitol Hill after protesting climate change in Washington, D.C. » Read more of the story here: https://bit.ly/2OG3WqS » S...

This week at New York Film Festival:Don't miss the world premiere of the restoration of William Wyler's wonderful DODSWO...
10/07/2019
Dodsworth

This week at New York Film Festival:

Don't miss the world premiere of the restoration of William Wyler's wonderful DODSWORTH (1936)

Starring Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton, the film is based on Sinclair Lewis' 1929 romantic novel, a dramatic meditation on American marriage.

IndieCollect board member Catherine Wyler and her sister Melanie Wyler will give a Q&A following the screening, joined by filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 @ 8.45PM - don't miss out!

Tickets here: https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2019/films/dodsworth/

This worldly, richly layered adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s 1929 novel, starring Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton as a wealthy American couple whose marriage is on the rocks during a trip to Europe, is one of the triumphs of the storied career of director William Wyler.

THIS WEEKEND: Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown's "The War At Home" is screening for three nights (October 4 - Octo...
10/01/2019

THIS WEEKEND: Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown's "The War At Home" is screening for three nights (October 4 - October 6) at The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque.

The directors will be in attendance and the final screening will be a partial benefit for Climate Strike ABQ! Don't Miss it!

Tickets Available Here: http://www.guildcinema.com/movie/2596

ON THURSDAY SEPT 24 - Do not miss the next screening of Jacqueline Olive's incredibly moving and important documentary "...
09/24/2019
Always in Season | Metrograph

ON THURSDAY SEPT 24 - Do not miss the next screening of Jacqueline Olive's incredibly moving and important documentary "Always in Season", having its opening week at Metrograph in NYC.

The film follows Claudia Lacy's fight for truth and justice after her son Lennon's suspicious death is quickly determined to be suicide by an apathetic local police force, while Olive examines the legacy of lynching which continues to haunt this country.

Find out more here: Always in Season

http://metrograph.com/film/film/2247/always-in-season

Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.

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New York, NY
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Thank you for sponsoring the 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival.
It's been over a year since the last update on the Christine Vacon & Todd Haynes short films project. Any information would be really appreciated, even if it's just to confirm it's been canceled.