Guggenheim for Filmmaker Henry Hills '70
Henry Hills of the Class of 1970 has been making films since the mid-1970s when he was in San Francisco, studying filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. He’s made 22 experimental films, several of which are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Archives du Film Experimental d’Avignon, and several other art institutes and libraries. Henry has just received a 2009 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and a DVD anthology of his films, “Selected Films (1977-2008),” is being released this month by Tzadik. The release event will be on Sunday, June 28, at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City’s East Village. You can also view many of Henry’s films, including MONEY (1984), at the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSound. While you’re on the PennSound page, you can also hear a conversation with Henry on a program called “Close Listening” from this past January.