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James Monaco <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 14 May 2002 16:39:11 -0400
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>  May 14, 2002
>Let me say at the outset that I am conducting my own research, and
>that the purpose of this post is merely to solicit suggestions or
>advice about locating criticism of Ganja and Hess. At present, I
>have one essay, written by Manthia Diawara, that was published in
>"Jump Cut" in 1990. I also own James Monaco's "American Film Now",
>which devotes a few pages to the film. It is also briefly mentioned
>in the book "Celluloid Mavericks."
>Besides these sources, is there anything else in terms of criticism?
>I have looked on-line and elsewhere, and have come up with nothing,
>save for the above mentioned sources. Any suggestions would be
>greatly appreciated.
>Sarah Nichols

Ganja & Hess is also covered in How To Read a Film and there is a
nice clip from it on the dvd-rom version of HTRAF. (The clip is the
blood bank caper, with a nice tune by Sam Waymon on the ST.)

To my knowledge there is a print at MoMA--but this may be out of date info.

Bill Gunn was an important film and theater artist who deserves to be
more widely recognized.


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