I posted a short obituary on Facebook and on my blog; www.nicky.hamlyn.com.

---- Jonathan Walley wrote ----

>Dear Deke,
>
>Thank you for sharing this very sad news. I’ve long admired Al’s work - his 
>book and numerous articles on experimental film are never far from my reach 
>when I’m writing, and I’m sure many other scholars would say the same. He was 
>encouraging of my own work, which meant a lot to me. He’ll continue to be a 
>force to be reckoned with.
>All best wishes,
>Jonathan
>
>Dr. Jonathan Walley
>Associate Professor
>Department of Cinema
>Denison University
>wall...@denison.edu
>
>
>> On Dec 3, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Deke Dusinberre <de...@orange.fr> wrote:
>> 
>> I'm sorry to report that the avant-garde film community, and the British 
>> scene in particular, has lost a valiant, witty champion. Al Rees died at 
>> home in London last Friday after a long illness. He was an inspiring 
>> teacher, insightful critic, and elegant writer—his "History of Experimental 
>> Film and Video" has deservedly been reprinted several times since it was 
>> first published in 1999. 
>> He was also a warm and loyal friend.  
>> 
>> Bereft,
>> 
>> Deke Dusinberre
>> (Paris)
>> 
>> 
>> de...@orange.fr
>> Tel: (33-1) 42.54.38.05
>> 
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