What or who is Big Joy? Big Joy is James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1940s, and trickster poet who was a precursor to the beat movement in San Francisco. BIG JOY is a documentary that explores the twists and turns in the life of a very colorful character, plus how art has the power to save lives and make the world a better place. Broughton is a role model of living one's life to the fullest, or "follow your own weird" as he called it. BIG JOY features interviews with experts, colleagues, friends and lovers, plus images from his films, and the words of many of his kooky poems.
Poet, lover, filmmaker - the outsider's outsider.
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composed by Jami Sieber
performed by Jami Sieber
, Don Benedictson
, Benjy Wertheimer
& Rick Lazar
courtesy of Lush Mechanique Music, BMI
with permission of Out Front Music
from the CD "Hidden Sky" 2004 See more