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bri



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Audio: Plain Songs Movie - An American Journey Reply with quote

Hey BFN gang! Looks like we have some new people here too. Smile

It's been a long time comin'

Been in touch with Fintan and Kathy, lurking in the meantime.

This is one of the many things I have been up to.

Someday soon, I promise to return without a bag of shameless self promotion.

I look forward to giving you guys updates!!!

Please share far and wide:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Self bump!

Big thanks to Fintan for the graphic mashup!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad considering we launched 2 days ago!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the back story in a nutshell:

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Jost, at the age of 71 had thrown in the
towel
on his creative career. Not because of his age, but rather due to
today's corporate dust-bowl climate for independent films.

But a duo of enthusiasts (incl. Bri here on BFN) prevailed on Jon to
restart his PLAIN SONGS movie project --pledging to come on board
and help to complete this grassroots America film.

Jon Jost, in his own words: [edited]

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Given the social and political whiff of the times, coupled with my wanderings
through the derelict small towns of America, battered by our corporatized/
globalized economic over-seers, it seems even more reasonable to toss up
your hands in despair and say WTF! (As in Why The Fuck?) However

Seems not to be in the genes, and prompted by the encouragement of
one quite young veteran of Occupy Wall Street, and another who came
to a screening many years ago in Boston, the past months have only
seen me tilting back to withdrawing my toss of the towel of a year ago,
and digging in to get this work done.

The two are Daniel Levine, who was a 2nd-day OWS participant and
wrote a book (Every Time I Check My Messages Somebody Thinks Im
Dead: A Memoir of Occupy Wall Street
) on his experience, and his friend
Brian Spellman whom I met again in person in NYC a month and some
ago.

They will be heading out themselves to travel parts of the USA, shooting
and exploring, trying to grapple with the State of the Nation, as I did
decades ago.


FULL ARTICLE: http://americanplainsongs.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/reboot/


This will give you an idea of the style of filming which led to
awards and acclaim for Jon's movies. It comes from a rather
famous actress Emmanuelle Chaulet (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend)
who starred in one of Jon's award-winning films:

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More at the project's
Kickstarter page:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"When you feel like you have a purpose - that's success."

Good luck bri. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to put it out there:

The gender imbalance in the above video is duly noted.
Correction in the coming days. A re-edit.

Sorry girls, my bad. Luck of the draw that day, but not a valid excuse.

Stay tuned
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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OCCUPY: ON THE ROAD TO MEET AMERICA
http://bit.ly/1k3yN6r

#Occupy #indie
http://pic.twitter.com/3Gul3jw5cu

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upvotes are appreciated:

http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/comments/24v09r/the_mere_fact_that_after_ows_we_have_the_public/

We are neck&neck! More soon!


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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9th May, 2014

Plain Songs Movie

Fintan Dunne with film makers:
Brian Spellman and Daniel Levine


LISTEN on DSL:
Mp3 Audio
http://BreakForNews.com/audio/BeautifulTruth-2014-05-09.mp3
Click to Play -- Dialup listeners Right-Click to Save / Download.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T'was a pleasure Fintan Laughing
To go with this new audio, here is
some new video footage inter-cut with some of the old stuff

ENJOY!:
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



atm Laughing
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