I’ve never met Jim. We’ve only corresponded by email about the strange case of Orwell’s typewriter
But I know that Jim Haynes is a man for all reasons — pleasure, food, sex, mind, books, theater, life — and that to meet him in person all you have to do is show up at his door in Paris for dinner on a Sunday night. He puts on feasts open to anyone who cares to make a reservation. If you can’t get to Paris, however, you can meet him on screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where “Meeting Jim” will have its world premiere in June.
“Some people say that when they are happy they sing
and dance. But I say: when I sing and dance, I am happy!”
— Jim Haynes
Jim speaking with producer/director Ece Ger:
“My god, I’m a young man living in Paris having the time of my life.”