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We were sad to receive this note from Ed Halter today about the filmmaker Sarah Jacobson:

“As many of you know, Sarah Jacobson was battling terminal cancer for the past half a year or so. Well, I’m sorry to report that last night she passed away. Because Sarah knew so many film people, I’m helping her family spread the word about two memorial events happening this week in her memory.

On Monday, February 16th, at 3pm, there will be a memorial service for Sarah at the synagogue on 17th Street between 2nd and 3rd street in Manhattan. (Sorry, I don’t know the name of the synagogue, just the location, but all are welcome).

On Wednesday, February 18th, there will be two screenings at the Pioneer Theater in the East Village of films and videos by Sarah. Sarah actually curated this show herself — it was something she was determined to do in the past month or so, and she did it, which is pretty amazing. With the help of her boyfriend Aaron, she even dug out some old pixel tapes she’s never shown. The Two Boots Pioneer Theater is at 155 East 3rd Street at Ave. A. ph 212 254 3300.

At 7pm on Wednesday at the Pioneer, there is a program of shorts by Sarah, and at 9pm, a screening of her feature film Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore. (I’m pretty sure it will still be going on as a regular ticketed event, but the door profits are going to the Jacobson family in any case).

Also, I just created a quick Web site bulletin board where people can share their memories of Sarah, even if you can’t come to these events. It will be passed on to her family and boyfriend ….”

For those who don’t know Jacobson’s fresh and spirited work, try to attend the screening or at least read more on the filmmaker’s own site which contains excerpts of great reviews from Amy Taubin, Roger Ebert and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.

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