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Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Join us for a special 20-minute preview of the new documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (as shown at IFP Film Week), screened with the James Broughton short film âTestamentâ and never-before-seen footage of Armistead Maupin & Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading poetry by James Broughton.
âTESTAMENT is James Broughtonâs exquisite self-portrait. A major figure in avant-garde filmmaking and poetry since the 1940s, Broughton views his life and lifeâs work with irony, charm, humor, and a combination of joyous self-love and gentle self-depreciation.Â A plethora of rich personal symbols is woven throughout the film, tied together by verbal games, Zen poems, anecdotes, songs, a childâs prayer, dreams, and visions.âÂ Â Â Â â Karen CooperFeaturing Live Poetry Performances by
Joe Conscious with Jack & Adelle Foley
Emceed by Sister Merry Peter
In honor ofÂ Sister Sermonetta
YOUR HOSTS: Â Big Joy Executive Producers Al Baum + Jok Church + Howard Roffman + Stephen Silha with Desiree Buford, Frameline Film Festival Director of Exhibition & Programming.
âBig Joy: The Adventures of James Broughtonâ is a documentary about embracing your passions and becoming the person of your dreams, disguised as an inspiring biopic about pioneering San Francisco experimental filmmaker and poet James Broughton (1913-1999).Â This Renaissance man won a special prize at Cannes, breaking new ground in U.S. cinema and paving the way for todayâs vibrant multimedia video culture.Â This film will inspire you to âFollow Your Own Weirdâ and live a transcendent life filled with âAdventure, Not Predicament!âÂ Â There will be a request for donations at this one-night-only special event.
RSVP REQUESTED:Â Â Â Above or via firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFO:Â Â Â Â Â Â Call 415-430-7327 or Visit www.bigjoy.org Â
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