2014 20 London LGBT FF

Stephen Silha – Max St.Romain – Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

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Stephen Silha and Max St.Romain – Co-Director and Co-Producer – Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Festival section: Minds

FRED talks to filmmaker Stephen Silha and producer Max St Romain about their documentary on the life and works of filmmaker, poet and artist James Broughton – BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON.

What or who is Big Joy? Big Joy is James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1930s, 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.
Reporter: Matt Micucci
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