I did a live-streamed short piece called 7 Sounds for the Headlands Center for the Arts with my great collaborator JD Samson. It’s hard to know what to call things at this point – was it a radio documentary? A sound walk? A live podcast? Who knows? In any event, it was a 20-minute mostly… Read more »
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“Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig” is a 30 minute live cinema portrait that debuted at the Whitney Biennial in August 2019. The film is about gay activist Jim Fouratt who played central roll in the Stonewall uprising. Live score by JD Samson.
Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground), in collaboration with Emmy Award®-winning writer and editor Joe Bini (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Grizzly Man), takes the stage with the legendary classical-music group Kronos Quartet to create a “live documentary” that chronologically unfolds the quartet’s groundbreaking, continent-spanning, multi-decade career. Wildly creative and experimental in form, A Thousand… Read more »
A short documentary portrait of the greatest pet cemetery in the world. After its Sundance 2018 premiere, the film was featured on TOPIC and The Atlantic, and made a Vimeo Staff Pick.
The Kronos Quartet and I are doing some final shows of A Thousand Thoughts in 2019. We’ll be screening the piece outdoors in Big Sur at Phillip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival and then on to Australia for two screenings at the Melbourne Festival. We have a bunch more shows in 2020: Dallas, Santa Fe,… Read more »
It’s been a busy fall, touring with both A Thousand Thoughts and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. The Kronos Quartet, Yo La Tengo and I have done screenings in Las Vegas, San Diego, Bannf, and more to come: Big Sur, Duke, Melbourne Australia. At the same time, I’ve been able to sneak in… Read more »
I am deep in the editing of a new live cinema piece that will premiere on Aug. 2nd at the Whitney Biennial in NYC. The piece is called Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig and is a 30-minute live cinema portrait of Jim Fouratt. JD Samson will be performing a live soundtrack! Jim Fouratt is a… Read more »
Kronos Quartet and I will be doing a show of A Thousand Thoughts next week at one of the world’s great theaters––Bellas Artes in Mexico City!!! I’m incredibly excited about it. Tuesday June 11th – please come if you are anywhere nearby.
Snag a screen-printed poster from our limited run of 100, individually signed by the Kronos Quartet and directors Sam Green and Joe Bini! Dimensions: 18×24″ [Detail] Synopsis: Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground), in collaboration with Emmy Award®-winning writer and editor Joe Bini (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Grizzly Man), takes the stage with… Read more »
I’ll be doing an event at the International Documentary Association in LA on May 8th. I’ll be in conversation with Kim Yutani, the head of programming at Sundance. I’ll be showing clips and Kim and I will be gabbing about this. I’ll also screen an old live cinema piece about Louis Armstrong and the hundreds… Read more »