In the Media
- Fox 4 News’ story on North Texans’ response to MLK’s assassination featured footage from our KRLD News Film Collection. That story can be found here: http://www.fox4news.com/news/north-texans-marched-held-prayer-services-following-mlks-assassination
- WFAA reported on Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1966 visit to SMU using footage from the Jones Collection’s WFAA archive. That story can be found here: http://www.wfaa.com/mobile/video/news/mlk-assassination-50-years-later/287-8065900
- WFAA ran a story on the history of Dallas’ Burnett Field with footage from the Jones Collection’s WFAA archive. That story can be found here: http://www.wfaa.com/mobile/video/news/mlk-assassination-50-years-later/287-8065900
- Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote a piece on DFW’s response to the assassination of MLK, using footage taken from the Jones Collection. That story can be found here: http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/article207771699.html
- WFAA reported on Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 visit to the Dallas area, using footage of Dr. King recently discovered by the Jones Collection. That story can be found here: http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/archive-footage-of-mlks-dallas-visit-that-hasnt-been-seen-in-55-years/287-533652017
- On April 27, Netflix will premiere BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT, a four-part docuseries following RFK’s 1968 presidential run, which utilizes footage taken from the Jones Collection. More info can be found here: https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/bobby-kennedy-for-president-a-netflix-original-documentary-series-directed-by-dawn-porter-launches-globally-april-27
- Several Siegmund Lubin films from our Sulphur Springs Collection will be featured in an upcoming documentary on the influential filmmaker. More information will come as the project develops.
- In March, KTCK 1310 The Ticket reported on SMU’s G. William Jones Film & Video Collection during an entire morning drive-time segment, espousing the uniqueness and importance of the Collection.
Social Media Stats for March
- A story about the opening day of the first season for the Texas Rangers that was cancelled because of a players strike.
- Mike Morris’ filmmaking class toured the Jones Collection this month; the students saw their 16mm projects digitized and restored in real time with the help of our Spirit Datacine.
- The Jones Collection continues its work with Dr. David Sedman’s graduate restoration course. Over the last month, the class and curator Jeremy Spracklen went on a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles, visiting E-Film; Paramount Studios; and other post-production houses in the hopes of better understanding the restoration process. Further, the students got a first hand look at the work we are doing on the restoration of Larry Buchanan’s HIGH YELLOW on a 5K Lasergraphics ScanStation. They also got a lesson in how to restore some of this forgotten film themselves.
- The Jones Collection has begun digitizing film featuring historical moments from the Perkins School of Theology and will make this material publicly available soon.
- April 15th – BLACK CAT in DCP, from a 4K film scan created by the Jones Collection. Harold Hoffman’s forgotten B-slasher pic was filmed in and around the Fort Worth area. Tickets and additional information can be found here: https://thetexastheatre.com/movies/the-black-cat-secret-sundays-from-the-vault/
- May 20 – Larry Buchanan’s HIGH YELLOW in DCP, restored by the Jones Collection and SMU graduate students, will be screened at the Texas Theater. The time is TBA.