Back in June, IndieCollect, an organization which advocates for conservation of, and access to, the entire field of independent cinema, created a Kickstarter campaign to restore early Christine Vachon and Todd Haynes films and find two “lost” movies from the duo.
Now, IndieCollect has announced the they have found Vachon’s 1984 picture “A Man In Your Room.”
“Inspired by our efforts and your enthusiasm, Killer Films scoured its deep archive and – lo and behold! – discovered the prints of three films directed by Christine: ‘Days are Numbered,’ ‘The Way of the Wicked’ and a film we all thought was lost, ‘A Man In Your Room,'” Sandra Schulberg of IndieCollect said in a statement. “This means every backer getting the complete collection will be getting 9 films!”
The second film they still need to find is Haynes’ “Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud” (1985), which depicts the poet as a homosexual outlaw.
IndieCollect had previously found eight of the shorts Vachon and Haynes produced in the ‘80s and ‘90s with Barry Ellsworth. The Kickstarter campaign has raised $8,633 of its $40,000 goal and hopes to meet that number by July 27.
“Important American independent films are stuck on the shelf because they haven’t made the leap into the digital age. That’s the reason we are running a Kickstarter campaign,” says the page’s statement. “If these films are not scanned, they may never be seen again! We only have until July 27 to meet our goal, so the pressure is enormous. Please spread the news about this project. We are providing updates that you can share on Twitter, Facebook, etc. With so many thrilling films that need to be scanned and archived, we really need your support.”
For more information on the campaign and the Haynes and Vachon films that they are trying to restore, you can click here.