“West of Memphis, a documentary chronicling the strange, dramatic and controversial case of The West Memphis Three, is screening at The Belcourt on Jan. 26, just after premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. And when it does, Damien Echols — one of the WM3 — his wife Lorri Davis, and the film’s director, Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), will appear on hand for an audience Q&A. This, according to a press release the Scene received mere moments ago.”
“An extremely rare documentary about Witchcraft aired once in the UK in 1971. Featuring contributions from Eleanor Bone, Cecil Williamson, Alex & Maxine Sanders, Doreen Valiente et al. Very much of its time and with some very rare footage, also includes reference to the famously unsolved murder of Charles Walton on Meon Hill.” at The Power Of The Witch – British Witchcraft documentary, 1971
“The need to grow to the limit of our capacities, to become what we potentially are …”
“This is not a proper documentary.”
“‘the abolition of free will by methodical conditioning, the servitude made acceptable by regular doses of chemically induced happiness, the orthodoxies drummed in by nightly courses in sleep-teaching’, advertising, soma, Prozac, music TV, everyone belongs to everyone else”
“Totalitarian regimes of the future won’t be based on terror”
“The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50 this year, and we’ve joined Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, Milo and Tock, and a host of authors, critics, teachers and kids – to celebrate the classic 1961 children’s book, by making the definitive documentary film about this beloved work of the American imagination. Check out www.thephantomtollboothturns50.com for more info.
With conversations – and banter – from Norton and Jules, this documentary explores the educational, political and linguistic back-story and lasting impact of ‘one of the great works of fantasy in American Literature’ (Leonard S Marcus, author of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth).”
“LNN: What were the most rewarding, challenging, and insightful moments in making your documentary?
Woodward: When you’re interviewing talented and knowledgeable artists like Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub and Caitlin R. Kiernan, it’s impossible not to gain new insights into life let alone Lovecraft. Guillermo Del Toro recommended a book called Sex & Rockets which is all about the life of JPL co-founder Jack Parsons (a man who was a disciple of Aleister Crowley, practiced sex magic with L. Ron Hubbard, and died under mysterious circumstances while summoning “something” into his home).”
“LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN is a chronicle of the life, work and mind that created these weird tales as told by many of today’s luminaries of dark fantasy including John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon , Caitlin Kiernan, and Peter Straub.”