As I live and breathe! Sometimes I’m proud to live in this world. This is one of those times, man!
Director Frank Henenlotter took to Facebook with the following announcement, and we couldn’t be more elated!
“Hey, Basket Case fans. I’m both humbled and proud to announce that Basket Case is now part of the permanent film collection of the Museum of Modern Art. (And, yes, I asked them if they actually watched the film and they assured me they did.) It’s quite an honor and one that I’m still trying to wrap my head around. I’ve already given them all the film elements for preservation, and they’ll be doing an all new restoration in the upcoming months. Amazing, yes? Congratulations to producer Edgar Ievins, actors Kevin Vanhentenryck and Beverly Bonner, as well as everyone else who helped make this crazy little movie a reality way back when. Thank you, MOMA.”
See? There’s hope for humanity yet!