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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Year:  2013
Running Time:  82 minutes
Country:  USA
Genre:  Documentary
Cast:  Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anna Halprin, George Kuchar, Jack Foley, Alex Gildzen, Armistead Maupin
Director:  Stephen Silha, Eric Slade & Dawn Logsdon

Description:
  [Screening @ Tiburon Film Society]

Big Joy is a celebratory portrait of James Broughton, a visionary poet and filmmaker who emerged from the artistic renaissance that flowered in post-WWII San Francisco. 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 Joel Singer.

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Festivals:

- Tribecaa Film Festival

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