TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan. – The archive of the end of the film-maker Jonathan Demme will be donated to the University of Michigan Library .
The donation by Demme’s family was announced Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival for a screening of “Swimming to Cambodia,” 1987, a film he directed. The collection contains photographs, scripts, correspondence, personal notes, unfinished documentary film, promotional items, costumes, and props.
The archive in the Ann Arbor school will be a part of the “Screen Arts Mavericks, and Creators’ collection, which also includes the works of Orson Welles, Robert Altman, and others.
Demme died last year, at the age of 73 years. Among the many films he directed were the Oscar winners of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia.” He also directed the famous concert film, the Talking Heads’ ” Stop Making Sense.”