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Helen Hill Memorial Tribute
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Adams House Pool Theater
Harvard University
13 Bow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dear friends of Helen,

We wanted to let you know that there will be a special Tribute to Helen Hill on Saturday, June 9th, 3pm-6pm at the Adams House Pool Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

The weekend of June 9th would have been Helen’s 15th reunion at Harvard, and she & her husband Paul Gailiunas had hoped to attend to reconnect with old friends and introduce everyone to their sweet son, Francis Pop.

In attendance at the tribute will be Paul, Francis Pop, Helen’s parents Becky & Kevin Lewis, her brother Jake, sister-in-law Brett, and nephew Wyatt.

You don’t have to be a fellow classmate in order to attend the tribute – it’s open to all. Helen’s family would really love for anyone who can make it to Cambridge that weekend to attend.

The tribute will start with a screening of ten lovingly restored 16mm prints of Helen’s films. Afterwards, there will be a reception to share stories and celebrate her spirit and her lasting impact on all of us.

Paul, Becky and their entire family would love to hear stories about Helen. Her mom writes, “She was so much fun, and talking about her keeps her memory vibrant, and that’s what we want to do.”

For the event:
1) After the screening, we’d like to invite people to speak and share their memories of Helen. If you’d like to share a story, please email me at ellieleelee@gmail.com so I can schedule you in. If you have stories but can’t attend, please email them to me so I can read them aloud.

2) Just as importantly, Paul and Becky have very few photographs of Helen during her years at Harvard. We are trying to gather as many photos as we can for them. If possible, please email high-resolution (300 dpi) jpegs to me at ellieleelee@gmail.com or bring photos with you to give directly to Becky and Paul. With the digital copies emailed to us, we will also be creating a memorial board.

Please forward this email widely to friends and fans of Helen.

Thanks so much for your time, and we look forward to seeing many of you on June 9th.

With love,
Ellie Lee and Gabrielle Burton

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