Honored that The Weather Underground was included in Dennis Lim’s list of Top 10 Sundance Documentaries.
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I just did a new short live piece with the Quavers at Pop-Up magazine in San Francisco recently. The piece was about fog in SF—I narrated in person and cued images while the Quavers played a score. It was at the huge SF Symphony Hall. We had fun.
Fueled by outrage over racism and the Vietnam War, the Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the government throughout much of the 1970s—bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. The Weather Underground is a feature-length documentary that explores the rise and… Read more »
This 30-minute film traces the history of Esperanto, an artificial language that was created in the late 1800s by a Polish eye doctor who believed that if everyone in the world spoke a common tongue, humanity could overcome racism and war. Fittingly, the word esperanto means “one who hopes.” During the early 20th century, hundreds… Read more »
Millions of Americans have seen Rollen Frederick Stewart, a.k.a. “Rainbow Man,” a man who achieved notoriety during the late 70s by appearing in the crowd at thousands of televised sporting events wearing his trademark rainbow-colored afro wig. Later, after he became a born-again Christian, he added a sign reading “John 3:16.” Over the years, grabbing… Read more »
The San Francisco Chronicle asked me recently to write something about my favorite book. Check it out here.
For $50 you get three DVDs: The Weather Underground, The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, plus lot 63, grave c. A new 10-minute documentary about Meredith Hunter, the teenager who was killed by Hell’s Angels at the Rolling Stones’ notorious Altamont concert in 1969. Altamont came to symbolize for many the end of the 1960s—the end of a hopeful… Read more »