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Big Joy
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Big Joy
Visiting Artists

Nov 01 - Nov 07

(Stephen Silha/Eric Slade/Dawn Logsdon, 2013, United States, Digital, 83 min)

Director in attendance!

Friday, Nov 01 at 07:00PM
Friday, Nov 01 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Nov 02 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Nov 02 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Nov 03 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Nov 03 at 09:00PM
Monday, Nov 04 at 07:00PM
Monday, Nov 04 at 09:00PM
Tuesday, Nov 05 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Nov 05 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Nov 06 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Nov 06 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Nov 07 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Nov 07 at 09:00PM

When artist James Broughton came on the scene in the 1940s, he struck with a personality so big and joyous that the film community could not help but follow. In the spirit of Broughton himself, Big Joy's celebration of an experimental filmmaker's life is a lively collage of movie clips, diary entries and unreserved conversations with the people who knew him best (including former lover Pauline Kael).

With the courage to tell a joke and the gumption to avoid Hollywood's advances, Broughton gravitated to the center of revolutions both sexual and artistic, an "outsider's outsider" who may become your favorite outsider, too. In the biggest adventure of his life, he fell madly in love with a young man nearly forty years younger than himself. Big Joy is a glorious celebration of art as liberation, and fully lives up to its title, brimming with the sheer giddy pleasure of being alive in this world. Or as the poet himself stated, "I believe in ecstasy for everyone."


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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