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Liberty Pictures presents Freedom Dance - An Animated/Live-Action Documentary by Steven Fischer and Craig Herron Based on the Extraordinary Sketchbook of Edward Hilbert

Just Another Day

Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2006 by Steven Fischer

First full day without Edward in it.

Was up till 3 a.m. sending out press releases announcing Edward’s passing, many to my press contacts in Europe. ORF in Austria may announce something. Channel 4 in the UK posted this sweet note on their web site: Click Here to Read

An excerpt:
We’ve just received the sad news that Edward Hilbert, the star of FourDoc Freedom Dance, sadly passed away yesterday (22nd August). Edward was a former Child actor and, as this doc shows, a Jewish escapee from the Hungarian Revolution. He was 78. His family now want the completed longer version of the film to stand as a testament to him.

Meanwhile, MPT wrote back saying they would announce the news during tonight’s Artworks program. (You may recall, Craig and I were spotlight on that show in January promoting the movie.)

Slept for an hour, up at 4:15 to get into Northern Virginia by 6 to get a jump on a bunch of DVD burns I am making for the subjects in Draw the Line ... everyone —crew and on-camera subject— gets a copy. Wanted to get that task out of the way. Packaged em up and mailed them round noon.

Back at my place now and will be at the Hilberts’ house soon for a small gathering the family’s having. It’ll be the first I’ve seen Judy in a couple days.


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