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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 March 2013 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »
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James Broughton James Broughton ... Self (archive footage)
Neeli Cherkovski Neeli Cherkovski ... Self
Jack Foley Jack Foley ... Self
Alex Gildzen Alex Gildzen ... Self
Anna Halprin Anna Halprin ... Self
Suzanna Hart Suzanna Hart ... Self
Davey Havok ... James Broughton's journals (voice)
Keith Hennessy Keith Hennessy ... Self
Pauline Kael ... Self (archive footage)
Kevin Killian Kevin Killian ... Self
George Kuchar ... Self
Armistead Maupin ... Self
Joel Singer Joel Singer ... Self
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Poet, lover, filmmaker - the outsider's outsider.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Mandlovu Mind
composed by Jami Sieber
performed by Jami Sieber & Rick Lazar
courtesy of Lush Mechanique Music, BMI
with permission of Out Front Music
from the CD "Hidden Sky" 2004
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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