Pacific Street Films maintains a proprietary archive of vérité footage, interviews and outtakes from its many productions. This extensive collection ranges from 16mm reversal materials shot by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler, beginning in the late 1960s, and includes footage shot while students in Martin Scorsese’s classes at NYU Film School (1969-1971). Documentation of anti-war and radical activities is included. Subsequent footage from the PSF archive includes 16mm color negatives from Hollywood-related documentaries, including Martin Scorsese Directs (1990) produced for the PBS American Masters series, Oliver Stone: Inside Out (1992) commissioned by the Showtime Network, and Jessica Lange: It’s Only Make-Believe (1991) for Cinemax, among others.
Since 2013, the Harvard Film Archive has been acquiring Pacific Street’s content – films, tapes, negatives, letters and documents – which have considerable historical significance. Of special interest is the PSF Anarchism Collection, much of it shot while producing Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists (1980) and Anarchism in American (1981). The Harvard Film Archives, in conjunction with IndieCollect, have made restoration 4K copies of both films. Outtakes from both films will eventually be cataloged and made publicly available through Harvard University.
Pacific Street Films Collection – Collection – Harvard Film Archive