*PS John,*

*I'm hearing (and of course this would have to be the case) that the
situation with Saul and MassArt is more complicated than I'd originally
understood--and I suspect that there's an element here of things that
seemed passionate and committed to one generation now seeming outrageous to

*Like, I expect, most everyone who teaches film these days, this feels like
a strange and uncomfortable time (trigger warnings, etc.). It's easy for
anyone to jump to conclusions. *

*I don't know anything about Saul's resources, but hopefully retirement
will be good to him, even if it's been reached in a painful and stressful
way. *


On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 6:42 PM, John Muse <jm...@sonic.net> wrote:

> Surprised that I haven’t read anything here on the recent news that Saul
> Levine "was pushed out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design after
> administrators accused him of 'harming students' by showing his film Notes
> After Long Silence, 1989, to his senior thesis class.”
> Here are a few resources:
> Saul’s original post detailing his decision to “[retire] from MassArt,” as
> he says, and his reasons: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=
> 10215932754649479&id=1165322620
> The Artforum article: https://www.artforum.com/news/
> filmmaker-saul-levine-leaves-massart-following-dispute-over-artwork-74844
> Indiewire article: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/
> 03/saul-levine-mass-art-notes-after-long-silence-1201945678/
> Saul’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saullevine
> Films mentioned in the Artforum article include "Notes After a Long
> Silence" https://vimeo.com/73242778 and “The Big Stick / An Old Reel”
> https://vimeo.com/89886468
> j/PrM
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