Jim Jennings in an 8mm film from the 1980s.
An audio recording of the screening at Anthology Film Archives on Feb 11, 2017:
JIM JENNINGS & FRIENDS
To celebrate the 66th birthday of Jim Jennings, a beloved yet under-sung stalwart of the New York City experimental film community whose lyrical, sharp-eyed films speak to the glorious tradition of urban street photography, we have invited six of Jennings’s fellow filmmakers – Abigail Child, Nathaniel Dorsky, Ernie Gehr, Vincent Grenier, Henry Hills, and Ken Jacobs – to select their favorite films from throughout his long, productive career. With the exception of Nathaniel Dorsky and Henry Hills (who will be here in spirit), they will all be present to introduce their chosen films, alongside Jim himself who will screen his very first film, made 50 years ago!
- Introduction by Jed Rapfogel and Vincent Grenier presents “Elements”
- Henry Hills presents “Fall” also known as “Wall street”
- Abby Child presents “Fashion Ave”
- Nathaniel Dorsky introduces “Made in Chinatown”
- Ken Jacobs introduces “Bye Bye Bob”
- Ernie Gehr presents “Silvercup”
- Karen Treanor introduces “Mini bike ride”
Thanks to Anthology Film Archives, and to Jed Rapfogel.
Program for a show of films and slides by Jim Jennings and John Matturi, with music by John Zorn, in 1980 at the Collective for Living Cinema.
Peter Hutton and Jim Jennings, 2007 Media City Film Festival.