Big Joy Project

I know a boy whose heart trembles, troubles, and tricks him
who leans over uncertain waters questioning his reflection
whose long achings fill the night with ungraspable stars,
who tethers his faun at a sheltered bed of thistle and thorn,
unleashes that faun fitfully, fearful of what is not dream.
I know a boy whose heart startles, stirs, and strangles him.

But there is a place where, believe me, heart and mind meet,
there is a place where the bloodstream and spirit embrace,
there is a place at the source of the lonely fountain
where the marriage of fire and water liberates the event.
In the realm of the fiercest oppositions, believe me,
the word for No is Yes, and the star and the faun are One.

The Word for No is Yes

(Letter to a Young Poet Contemplating Suicide)

By James Broughton

(via flamingkorybante)


People are not drawn to perfection in others

In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.

— Robert Glover


Follow Your Own Weird.

— James Broughton

(Source: psych-quotes)


Big Joy Kyrie

Big Joy have mercy upon us
Deliver us from dread
from fret funk and glum
scowl sneer and fidget

Big Joy have pity upon us
Deliver us from droop
from flinch fuss and squirm
sham shame and dither

Big Joy shed grace upon us
Deliver us from daunt
from whine whimper and pout
chafe vex and blooper

O Big Joy rescue us
from the petty the inane
the vacuous the mediocre
and the triumphantly stupid

— James Broughton, Big Joy Kyrie (via rockemsockemrocket)


sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton
sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,  timeless and true…  it was such a joyous time,  I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆
☆ Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling. ☆ …♡ • bring it to a theater near you. It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community. 
Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy ♡
Also… ● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broughton
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112687/
https://www.facebook.com/BigJoyDocumentary
…
Check out:
www.bigjoy.org
"When in boubt, Twirl." ~ James Broughton

sister-lotti-da:

Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,
timeless and true…
it was such a joyous time,
I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆

Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling.

♡ • bring it to a theater near you.
It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community.

Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy 

Also…
● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.

Check out:

www.bigjoy.org

"When in boubt, Twirl."
~ James Broughton