Re: In The Presence of a Clown

Philip Alan Hallman (
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 13:57:36 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Henry,

About a year ago I spoke with Sara Bensman, the film coordinator for the
New York Film Festival about purchasing a video copy of In The Presence of
the Clown.

She gave me the following contact name/number in Sweden:

The source is SVT Drama in Stockholm, Sweden. You should contact Boel
Rosenlund, at fax 4186611231.

Hope this helps.

Philip Hallman
University of Michigan
Film/Video Studies

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Henry Mattoon wrote:

> Reply to: In The Presence of a Clown
> I'm trying to help the Oak Street Cinema (Minneapolis), locate a domestic distributor, including exhibition rights, for Ingmar Bergman's IN THE PRESENCE OF A CLOWN (Swedish: LAMAR OCH GOR SIG TILL), made for Swedish television in 1997. I *believe* it was shot on video, but unfortunately have limited resources in my office here to check right now as our office is being moved as I type this and most all our print sources have been boxed up.
> Outside of renting the work from the Swedish Filminstitute, whom I have already contacted, but haven't heard back, I can't find a state-side distrubutor.
> This is for a Bergman retrospective Oak Street is planning for this fall.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Best,
> Henry
> Henry K. Mattoon
> Director,
> National Moving Image Database
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