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Jonathan Demme

What can we say? Learned this morning that our pal and filmmaker Jonathan Demme has died of a heart attack at 73. Jonathan used ARC for research on his films, hosted two fundraising parties for us and donated a great many of his beloved LPs. His love of the quirky groove was what got me hooked, his dedication to Haitian causes inspired me, and his enthusiasm for his work made me feel lazy. The films were passionate and intelligent – a legacy that will live on.

…above photo from the “Storefront Hitchcock” film release party @ ARC, 1998

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