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Recorded Future (is this the program that leads to the creation of that time travel/view machine in movie Deja Vu? :)

New indie film screening venue in Brooklyn!

The Angry Filmmaker's Kay Boyle project

From Angry Filmmaker site:

" In 1967 at the height of the Vietnam war protests, S.I. Hiyakawa, then president of San Francisco State University, (and later United States Senator), publicly fired Kay Boyle for her active role in the student protests. Kay Boyle was 65 years old. DANGEROUS:KAY BOYLE is a feature length documentary profiling the life and work of writer and political activist Kay Boyle.

Kay Boyle has lived a life that most of us can only dream about. She has witnessed almost every major event of the 20th Century, and written about it. She was in Bohemian Paris in the 1920’s, assisted the partisans in their fight against Franco in the 1930’s, a war correspondent in the 1940’s, a blacklisted writer in the 1950’s, and a protester who served jail time in the 1960’s and 70’s. Throughout all of this she found the time to have 3 husbands, and 6 children, (her oldest is the daughter of the “doomed” poet Ernest Walsh). One husband, Laurence Vail, was known as “the las…

Amir Motlagh interview at ArtFreak

From ArtFreak:

"[ArtFreak] 2. What is the philosophical aspect of these non/anti-industrial films? Marxism, people’s art or Post-modern individual effort / potential role in a democratic state.

[Motlagh] The role of these works might be the same as any other form of art, which is at first, non-commercial based. I don't believe in any Marxist connection as this effort would be a very individual undertaking, a single channel type of expression. Also, this type of effort is anti-democratic, in the essence that it is often similar to auteur filmmaking. Again, I am only referring to the construction of the work, not the broader artistic ramifications as they relate to culture. But since I believe the culture at large is not ready to digest or accept these viable forms of art at this time (or ever, because of both quality and personalized obscurity), their existence might signify a political individualism, a self-sabotage of common sense. Because, as we have defined earlier, that…

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