Big Joy Project

sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton
sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James BroughtonFREE ScreeningWednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.NYPLStephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films."A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."~ Justin Vivian BondSpecial Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularwww.bigjoy.org.FREE and open to the Public. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673NYPL websitehttp://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton

sister-lotti-da:

BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton
FREE Screening
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.
NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium 

In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. 

James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. 
BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. 

There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films.

"A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."
~ Justin Vivian Bond

Special Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

www.bigjoy.org.

FREE and open to the Public. 
Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673

NYPL website
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton


'James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 2)' released June 17 on Friends With Benefits Record →

twodudesinlove:

Seven artists contribute dance songs inspired by the award-winning documentary ‘Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton’

San Francisco, CA - JUNE 17, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE - San Francisco-based dance label Friends With Benefits Records today releases James Broughton: The Music Of…


In this video, Mallory McKendry of The Whiskey Jackets talks about learning to find her own joy after watching the documentary “Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.”  Since watching the film Mallory has recorded several new live music videos and is working on a new album with The Whiskey Jackets that features her original song “Greyhound.”  

James Broughton (November 10, 1913 - May 17, 1999) was a pioneer of experimental filmmaking, a central player in California’s creative literary scene, a bard of sensuality and spirituality, and a preacher of Big Joy. His life’s work was an attempt to discover the contradictory nature of his humanity and its roots; the result was a poetic and artistic body of work that continues to inspire creative people like Mallory today.  Finding joy is simple, according to Broughton: just “Follow your own weird.

Have you seen Big Joy yet? It’s now available to stream on Netflix or download through iTunes!  Watch the trailer & find out more here: http://bigjoy.org/


microfilm:

On June 17th, San Francisco based dance label Friends WIth Benefits Records will release a second remix EP in conjunction with Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, entitled James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 2). The compilation features seven new songs by acclaimed underground dance artists, including Heaththrob, Hard Ton, and Lady Blacktronika. All songs feature archival audio of Broughton reading his poetry set to original music from a diverse group of musicians and producers from the dance community. This unique compilation brings Broughton’s poetry from the page to the dance floor and carries the message of Big Joy to an entirely new audience.

Friends With Benefits Records, based in San Francisco, was founded in 2013 by David Sternesky, Mat dos Santos, and Trevor Sigler, and specializes in independent dance music and promoting the work of innovative electronic musicians, with a special focus on queer-identified talent.


You see, love liberates. It doesn’t bind. Love says I love you, I love you if you’re in China, I love you if you’re across town, I love you if you’re in Harlem. I love you. I would like to be near you, I’d like to have your arms around me, I’d like to hear your voice in my ear. But that’s not possible now. So, I love you. Go.

— Maya Angelou, Love Liberates (via distantheartbeats)


LISTEN: Kenneth Kemp - “Bliss”

San Francisco-based Kenneth Kemp fuses the soul of chillout disco, the melodic synths of Giorgio Moroder, and the danceable pulse of modern indie-disco in this ode to “Bliss”. Check out “Bliss” and all the other great tracks on Music Of His Dance Vol. 1 on iTunes or wherever you buy your music. 

Music of His Dance Vol. 1:
1. Up Yours - “Bear Of Heaven”
2. The SyntheTigers ft. Tobirus Mozelle - “This Is It”
3. Two Dudes In Love - “Wondrous”
4. Juan Ramos - “The Music Of His Dance”
5. Kenneth Kemp - “Bliss”

Learn more about James Broughton, whose poetry is used in Bliss and throughout the Music of His Dance series through the documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.

Explore this and other releases on Friends With Benefits Records.

Photo & video by Kitten Calfee.