Rare 1927 Color Film of London
30 years ago today, a landmark ruling set technology free.
Ronn Pitts the Chicago film pioneer who was present at the assassinations of Malcolm X and Harvey Milk died this week at the age of 76. He captured the death of gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk on film. He was in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem the night Malcolm X was assassinated (Pitts said his footage was seized by police). And, he was behind the camera the day Detroit Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes died of a heart attack on the field. Pitts said those moments were the “shocking things” about filmmaking. “You can’t take it back,” he said. “And you sleep with that at night, knowing that you captured death in your lens.”
“We are here on this planet to take care of each other,” said Pitts. “And that’s it.”
my mentor in film and sticking it to whoever don’t show love.