Films by Henry Ferrini: POLIS IS THIS and LOWELL BLUES will screen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as part of Beat Memories. Saturday, June 26th.
Author William Least Heat-Moon reunites with the people and land of tallgrass prairie and discovers one of America’s most environmentally advanced communities.
A one-hour film which explores the continuing influence of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) on contemporary authors, artists, naturalists, and political activists.
Lowell Blues remembers the place Jack Kerouac could not forget. Fusing visual history, language and jazz into a 30-minute film poem, Lowell Blues illuminates Kerouac’s childhood holy land.
Vincent Ferrini calls himself, “the living poem.” At 80 years of age his enthusiasm and energy for life is infectious. Poem In Action portrays the forces which forged him as a poet: his life as an immigrant’s son and factory worker, the Great Depression, the Communist Party and the poetics of place.
Polis Is This wrestles with the six foot eight inch, 275-pound Colossus of Poetry – Charles Olson, in the squared circle of understanding. Through never-before seen footage and interviews, actor John Malkovich leads an all-star ensemble in a search and explore mission.
A feature-length documentary in production on the late essayist, novelist, director, and activist. Reflecting the boldness of Sontag’s work and the cultural importance of her thought, through extraordinary archival footage and still photographs, riveting interviews with Sontag’s friends and colleagues, and a rich tapestry of artifacts from popular culture.
New preview clip and blog now online for this unconventional historical film about youth culture before the 1950s and the creation of teenagers.
An hour-long film following the celebrated writer Ursula K. Le Guin as she navigates stormy literary waters and reflects on her fascinating life. Known primarily for her groundbreaking work in science fiction and fantasy, Le Guin is also a pioneer in feminist thought and activism, whose continuing advocacy for women and minority writers, for universal literacy, and for artistic freedom continues to resonate today.