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Blaine Allan <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 22 Sep 1996 15:31:10 EDT
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On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 13:20:49 -0500 caroline nachman said:
>        every so often I repost this request, never giving up hope...
>        For three years now, I've been looking for a movie called
>"Friendship's Death," starring Tilda Swinton. It's _not_ dir. by Derek
>Jarman, it is british, came out about 10 years ago, and that's all I know.
>The only respondent so far has told me that the British Film Institure and
>Channel Four will not release the film to the public. No luck with _any_
>film libraries here in the U.S.
>        What gives?
>        I'd appreciate any info anyone has.
It was written and directed by Peter Wollen, and released in 1987 by
the BFI and Channel Four.  It also starred Bill Paterson (the lead in
Bill Forsyth's Comfort and Joy) as a journalist in the Middle East,
1970.  He meets a young woman named Friendship (Tilda Swinton), who
claims to be an extra-terrestrial.
The 1987 Toronto Film Festival catalogue lists the BFI as the source
of the print shown that year.
I don't have it near at hand to check, but I seem to recall that Wollen
included the original story in his book, Readings and Writings.
Blaine Allan                           [log in to unmask]
Film Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada  K7L 3N6
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