Last night was the first of several events this week honoring the death of filmmaker Garrett Scott, who won a Spirit Award over the weekend for co-directing “Occupation: Dreamland.” This Saturday, the New York Undergound Film Festival, which screened his short film “Cul de Sac,” will also set time aside to remember Garrett from 12 to 2pm at the Anthology Film Archives. At last night’s Stranger than Fiction documentary series at the IFC Center, programmer Thom Powers (and close friend of Garrett’s) opened the night’s showing of Orphan Films with a dedication to Scott.
Powers will be helping to organize a “new restricted fund that will support a documentary prize that will honor the spirit of Garrett Scott.” To donate, visiit the Working Films website and indicate that the gift is for the “Garrett Scott Fund.”
In an email about last night’s memorial/party, Rachael Rakes wrote, “He was an astonishing, beautiful, and wholly unique filmmaker, artist and friend, and deserves to be honored. This will just be a start.”