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Let Fury Have the Hour

We here at the John Sayles Blog want to draw your attention to an amazing project by filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio.

It’s a documentary called Let Fury Have the Hour, and it made a huge splash at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, and has landed critical praise and top-10 lists all over the country.

From the film’s website:

“Acclaimed filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio’s dynamic social history chronicles a generation of artists & thinkers creative-response to the reactionary politics that now defines our culture. An exuberant mixed media collage incorporating art, music, animation, and performance, the film brings together 50 writers, playwrights, painters, poets, skateboarders, dancers, musicians, and rights advocates, each revealing that we can re-imagine the world we live in and take an active role in making that vision a reality.”

The reason this film is so special to us, aside from its being so thoughtful and well-made, is because John Sayles is one of the artist/activists interviewed, and clips from both “Brother from Another Planet” and “Matewan” are featured.

Let Fury Have the Hour is an inspiring look at how  “We are all born citizens of the world,” and artists who work for change by being  for something, instead of against something.  While it’s not available On Demand yet, we urge you to keep a lookout for future developments and screenings near you.  You can visit the movie’s website at and watch the trailer below.

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