Here is an interview with the filmmaker:
NYC premiere soon. This is fascinating. Thanks for bringing to our attention, Jocelyn.
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From: "Jocelyn Arem" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Archiving (anonymous) audio letters?
> You might contact the director of this film,
> She used found audio conversations to support this fascinating documentary.
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Robin Hendrickson
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I pulled a few old 1/4" reel-to-reel tapes out of a "free box" this weekend.
>> The stuff is all either mass-produced commercial releases or home dubs of
>> EXCEPT there's a single 5" reel that would seem to be a letter, from a man
>> & woman to a friend or relation (daughter?). No biographical details were
>> included, but the leader has "Mom & Dad" marked in pencil.
>> There's nothing that makes this recording stand out from a historical
>> standpoint, but it is certainly an authentic sample of how people talked in
>> the last quarter of the 20th century (give or take a few years maybe.) The
>> subject matter is mundane day-to-day stuff, but the couple have
>> delightfully old-school NYC-area accents.
>> Is there a collector or collection who specializes in this kind of
>> material? I'd happily pay postage to make sure this tape ends up in a place
>> where it will be looked after and hopefully preserved for future
>> Please feel free to email me off-list if you have suggestions.
> Jocelyn Arem