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A documentary by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon that tells the remarkable story of pioneering experimental filmmaker and poet James Broughton, whose art came to be seen as a driving force in sexual liberation. Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Florida Film Festival, and the Reel NW Award at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, South by Southwest, Frameline 37 Film Festival, and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Alive Mind Cinema to Release Award-Winning Documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
on DVD and VOD
Documentary about the pioneering filmmaker and poet to become available on DVD on June 3rd packed with bonus material including deleted scenes, extra interviews and stories and poetry readings
"Irresistibly playful and joyous!" - Seattle Times
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21, 2014 - Alive Mind Cinema is pleased to announce the DVD release of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, a documentary by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon that tells the remarkable story of pioneering experimental filmmaker and poet James Broughton, whose art came to be seen as a driving force in sexual liberation.
Big Joy won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Florida Film Festival, and the Reel NW Award at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, South by Southwest, Frameline 37 Film Festival, and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Now, this acclaimed documentary comes to DVD on June 3rd (SRP: $29.95) from Alive Mind Cinema, packed with bonus materials including deleted scenes, extra interviews and stories, a presentation by artist Keith Hennessy, and poetry readings.
It will also be released on iTunes and other fine digital services on June 3rd.
Big Joy is also playing theatrically this summer in key cities including Chicago, Portland and Los Angeles. For more information on the screenings, please visit BigJoy.org.
Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions - painting, theatre, film, and poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. BIG JOY explores Broughton's passionate embrace of a life of pansexual transcendence and a fiercely independent mantra: "follow your own weird".
His remarkable story pans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendance as a revered bard of sexual liberation.
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Directors: Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, Dawn Logsdon
DVD Street Date: June 3, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95
Extra Interviews and Stories
Keith Hennessy Presentation
16x9. 1.85:1 / 82 minutes / English / Not Rated / Stereo / Color and B&W
Specializing in documentaries in the areas of enlightened consciousness, secular spirituality and culture, Alive Mind Cinema seeks to provide audiences with intellectually provocative films that deliver the "aha" response of a transformative experience.
About Kino Lorber:
With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award(R) nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, and others.
Alive Mind Cinema
May 26, 2014, 10:39 am - PR