A new Kickstarter campaign has been started to revive early films from Christine Vachon and Todd Haynes. Created by IndieCollect, the campaign hopes to scan and restore the projects produced from the duo’s Apparatus banner. They are also in search for two more productions that are “lost” that they would like to find and scan. The films are Christine Vachon’s “A Man In Your Room” (1984), about a priest haunted by his desire for an impish young man and Haynes’ first film “Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud” (1985), which depicts the poet as a homosexual outlaw.
IndieCollect, which advocates for conservation of, and access to, the entire field of independent cinema, has found the master picture and sound elements for eight of the shorts Vachon and Haynes produced in the ‘80s and ‘90s with Barry Ellsworth. A couple titles that are in the collection include “Anemone Me,” “La Divina,” “Oreos With Attitude” and “He Was Once.”
At the time of publication, the Kickstarter campaign has raised over $2,500 of its $40,000 goal.
“Important US indie films are in peril because they haven’t made the leap into the digital age. Help IndieCollect scan vital works,” says the page’s statement.
Now, IndieCollect will try and continue to go into “filmmakers’ homes, garages and storage units to help them inventory and archive their work.”
“With your support, we will use our brand new Kinetta film scanner to make long-lost indie treasures available in a 4k digital format for the first time,” the page adds.
For more information on the campaign and the Haynes and Vachon films that they are trying to restore you can click here.