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West of Memphis

 

“Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh present WEST OF MEMPHIS, an investigative documentary by Amy Berg. World premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 20.”

 

Also, check out “Damien Echols to Appear at West of Memphis Belcourt Screening

“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.”

Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light

 


“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”

 

See more about this documentary at Disinformation, IMDb, and Amazon


The Phantom Tollbooth Turns 50 – A Documentary

Just ran into The Phantom Tollbooth Turns 50 – A Documentary, which is a project already more than fully funded, but has another 50 hours left if you want to get involved.

“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).”

Satanis: The Devil’s Mass Documentary

There is a six part playlist of an historically interesting 1970 film which appears to be a documentary, described as:

“A series of interviews featuring thoughts, rumors, practices, ceremonies and more.”

For the full playlist, head to Satanis: The Devil’s Mass Documentary. See also, the IMDB entry for Satanis: The Devil’s Mass (1970).

Passing mention of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons in an interview about a Lovecraft documentary.

Passing mention of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons in an interview about a Lovecraft documentaryLovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” [Amzn].

 

“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.”