Acclaimed Documentary BIG JOY Now Available on DVD, VOD
Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Presents BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON
Groundbreaking first documentary about a defining artistic voice of the 60's & 70's sexual and artistic revolution.
Available on VOD/DVD June 3rd via Kino Lorber's Alive Mind label
Summer Theatrical Tour:
* Chicago, May 16-22 at Facets Cinemateque
* Portland, May 24, 4:30pm at Hollywood Theatre
* Mendocino Film Festival, May 31, 5:30pm at Crown Hall
* Los Angeles, June 10, 8pm at West Hollywood Library
* Los Angeles, June 12, 7:30pm American Cinematheque Spielberg Theatre
* New York, June 18, 7:00pm New York Public Library (reception at 6pm)
* Seattle, June 19, 7 pm at Gay City Calamus Auditorium
* Dallas, June 27, 9:20pm, Texas Theatre
* Austin, August 27, Austin Film Society Screening Room
**Additional Dates Will Be Announced Shortly
Running Time: 82 minutes
For more information visit: www.bigjoy.org
A charismatic figure, Broughton led a completely unconventional, countercultural existence. The directors of BIG JOY vividly follow the course of Broughton's deeply intertwined creative and personal lives through his involvement with a wide array of artists, activists and spiritual guides. Among them figure movie critic Pauline Kael, choreographer and dancer Anna Halprin, filmmaker Sidney Peterson, theater actor and playwright Kermit Sheets, designer Suzanna Hart, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Eastern philosopher Alan Watts and film student protégé / longtime lover Joel Singer.
Featuring interviews and appearances by Broughton's friends, lovers, collaborators, and those influenced by him, including: Pauline Kael (an early lover with whom he had a daughter), Jonas Mekas and Robert Haller, Jean Cocteau, Harry Hay, Stan Brakhage, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anna Halprin, Armistead Maupin, George Kuchar, Jack Foley, Neeli Cherkovski, Alex Gildzen, Keith Hennessy, and his longtime partner Joel Singer.
Co-directed by veteran journalist Stephen Silha and documentary filmmakers Eric Slade (Hope along the Wind, The Life of Harry Hay), and Dawn Logsdon. After world premiering at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and playing the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the film has played dozens of festivals around the world and garnered numerous awards.