Originally published in early 1950, this is, quite possibly, the first time Rivette commits his views on cinema to print. And fascinating thoughts they are in the light of his writing and filmmaking to come.
Though he shared a San Francisco studio loft in the 1960s with friends Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, John Korty eschewed the studio system and devoted himself to making low budget films the equal of any thing that emerged from the American independent cinema of the time.
When fire destroyed the negative to Sara Driver’s 1982 debut feature, the film was thought lost forever. And then, the fortuitous discovery of a print amongst the belongings of the famed author Paul Bowles lead to its re-emergence.