In the Media

It’s been way too long, and we have so much to share!

The Jones Collection was all over the news these last few months.  Here are some of the highlights!

Social Media Stats for February 

The Jones Collection is going international!  We had just around 39,000 views of our videos this month, 11% of which came from outside of this country.  As of today, our videos have a grand total of 400,424 views.  Our most popular clips during the month of February were:

Newsfilm Update

To date, we have digitized 3,321 rolls of WFAA newsfilm and now have over 1,040 hours of video ready to be used in research, documentaries, or for just a look into the past.

News

  • On July 23 & 24,  Byron Hunter’s documentary, SANTOS VIVE, about the murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez, premiered at the Angelika Theater Dallas.  This film was largely comprised of footage from the Jones Archive’s WFAA Collection.
  • ARK, a cinematic installation featuring a film by Michael A. Morris made from archival 35mm film prints held in the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, opened in the Hamon Arts Library’s Hawn Gallery. This work was installed on a looping film system devised and built by the Jones Collection and Brad Miller. 
  • Local film producer Stephen Jarchow donated several hundred film posters, as well as the raw 35mm film elements to the Academy Award- winning picture, GODS AND MONSTERS.  More info on the donation here.
  • Archivist Tim Binkley of Bridwell Library hosted a screening of IN GOD’S SERVICE, a recently found film about the construction of the original quadrangle at SMU.  This film was discovered in the Jones Collection’s vault and digitized and restored in-house.  
  • Students, faculty, and members of the Department of World Languages and Literature at SMU toured the G. William Jones Collection.  Afterwards, curator Jeremy Spracklen spoke at panel hosted by the department, entitled “When ‘Greats’ Works Aren’t ‘Good.’”

Screenings

The Jones Collection screened prints for SMU classes and continued its monthly series at the historic Texas Theatre, showcasing a wide array of prints from our 35mm collection. These include: 

  • THE BLOOD OF JESUS
  • ALLIGATOR
  • ADIOS AMIGO
  • FANTASTIC ANIMATION FESTIVAL
  • NOAH’S ARK and short film ARK from artist, Mike Morris
  • EXECUTIVE ACTION
  • HARLEQUIN
  • ALLEY CAT
  • CYCLONE
  • CARIB GOLD

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