Big Joy

Big Joy

The Adventures of James Broughton

Streaming Video - 2013
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Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions: painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. Big Joy explores Broughton's passionate embrace of a life of pansexual transcendence and a fiercely independent mantra: 'follow your own weird.' His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 82 min.)) :,sound, color

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