Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist
TITLE: Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist
DIR/PROD: Eve Goldberg/Judy Cahikin
SOURCE: NEW DISTRIBUTOR IS CINEMAGIULD.com Cinema Guild 212-685-6242 Fax 212-685-4717
TEXT: A look at the 1947 House Un-american Activities hearings in Hollywood, and the following blacklist. The focus is on the lives of some of the families affected by the hearings and blacklist.
The Collector of Bedford Street
TITLE: The Collector of Bedford Street
DIR/PROD: Alice Elliot
SOURCE: Alice Elliott, 107 Bedford St, #Upper, NY, NY 10014 212 924-7151 Fax 212 206-8326
TEXT: NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY OSCAR, March 2003.
A short documentary that follows Larry Selman, the film maker's 60 year old neighbor with mental retardation. His IQ level is under 65. A community activist and fundraiser, Larry raises thousands of dollars for charity every year while he lives at the poverty level. Because of Larry's 20 years of service to his neighborhood, the community created a supplemental need adult trust fund for him through the UJA-Federation. This was the first time that a group, rather than an individual's family did this. The film humanizes the story behind the abstract statistics of mental retardation, revealing how a community builds tolerance and understanding.
The Collector of Bedford Street won Best Documentary, the Audience Award, and The Horizon Award at its world premiere at the Aspen Short Film Festival. At the USA Festival is won the Family Award. Most recently, at the Florida Film Festival, it won both the Audience Award for favorite short film and the Florida Forever Filmmaker Award honoring the film that best represents insights into the human condition. It will be part of the National Council on Foundations touring festival and was awarded a Henry Hampton Award from the Council. In addition to these award winning screenings, The Collector of Bedford Street has been shown at The Arizona International, Atlanta, Athens, Ohio; and Newport Film Festivals. Its broadcast premiere will be on HBO/Cinemax in 2003. It was also at SchmoozeDance 2003, and the Director’s View Film Fest 2003 (Fairfield County, CT)
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