An hour of silence permeates Amsterdam public television
Image: The Detroit Films (Reel #2) 1985
An hour of my silent super-8 films were recently broadcast on the Dutch Public Television channel - a first in The Netherlands, I’m told, and something not likely to happen in the U.S. The show was programed by filmmaker, curator, founder of the zapruder art movement and host of The Screening Room, Ronald Bijleveld. I’m beholden to Ron for the ongoing support of my work and his annual organization of the Atrabilious Amsterdam Experimental Film Festival.
I understand the 60 minute program will also be shown in rotation once a month throughout the year and is available online through V.O.D. The following shared note contains the link to the program.
> Dear Joseph
> i hope you are well and i wish you the very best of the world in 2021. this is the link to the online version ,that is normally watched around 190,000 times. and last night and was teh screening looked amazing iam trying to get it screened this night to, but it will be in carousel so every month 1 time on tv , the people who are connected are 3.7 million but we found out we got an take from around 200,000 people but maybe more now…
> Warm greetings from Amsterdam
> Ronald Bijleveld
> The zapruder art movement
Thank you again Ron, appreciate all the work you put into this! -Joe