• A Portrait of Jason
  • A Portrait of Jason
  • A Portrait of Jason
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This is Film! #2 Film Heritage Distribution

The second program of This Is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a public lecture series devoted to remarkable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, focuses on Milestone Films, a distribution company devoted to restored films. Milestone’s President Amy Heller will discuss some of the projects she has worked on over the years in conversation with Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor Film Heritage at the UvA).

Amy Heller, alongside her husband Dennis Doros, started the film distribution company Milestone in 1990 out of their New York City one-room apartment. Since then Milestone has gained an international reputation for releasing classic cinema masterpieces, silent cinema restorations, ground-breaking documentaries, and American independent features.

worldwide distribution

Heller and Doros have supervised numerous restorations and, since 2007, they have focused on the worldwide distribution of restored films outside the Hollywood mainstream, featuring “lost” films by and about African Americans, Native Americans, LGBTQ and women.

shirley clark, experimental filmmaker

One such film, A Portrait of Jason (1967) will be screened during this session of This is Film! This film was restored by Milestone in 2013 as part of the Shirley Project which focuses on restoring and distributing the work of American experimental and independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke (1919-1997).


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel the session of This is Film on 20 March. We are working hard to reschedule this session which has been tentatively set for 1 May 2019.

Tickets that have already been purchased are still valid, or you can contact us for a full refund.

for 01 May 2019 15:30