I may be late in learning this but, I was schmoozing with Jon Else (dir.
Day After Trinity, Cadillac Desert, Sing Faster), who teaches the doc film
class here in the School of Journalism and who was a principal in the
production of Eyes on the Prize... Jon tells me that both Eyes on the
Prize I and II are...gulp...officially out of distribution and will be so
for the loooooong term. Apparently the distribution rights have lapsed and
re-negotiating rights to archival footage is so expensive that the title is
likely to die a permanent death.
This is horrible horrible news! Take verrrrry good care of the tape, if
you own it.
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