Dec 3, 2013

John Bailey's report on "Orphan Films at the Dunn" and PORTRAIT OF JASON

The great cinematographer and director John Bailey is also active in film preservation issues, serving on the National Film Preservation Board, where he and the also-great Caleb Deschanel (also a supporter of orphan film concerns) represent the American Society of Cinematographers.

I was pleased that Bailey attended the Orphan Film Symposium event that AMPAS hosted May 10-11, 2013, at the Academy Film Archive's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. We had a short but engaged conversation on the second day, most which was about the revelatory experience of watching the Academy and Milestone's restoration of the 1967 Shirley Clarke film Portrait of Jason.

Today's edition of "John's Bailiwick" blog, entitled "Orphan Films at the Dunn," is his report on that event.  Recommended reading!