Congratulations you lot, you’ve navigated your way to the cusp of another weekend. I must confess to being pleased at the prospect and in a more laid back country than this – this would even be a holiday weekend wouldn’t you think? Not since we’re all being pushed to work and work, then work some more though. Sigh…enough of that.
Long term readers of the blog may remember one of my very eariest posts was about the project ‘Let Fury Have The Hour’ by Antonino D’Ambrosio. As you’re probably aware the project evolved into a book and documentary that is a little tricky to describe, so with artistic license I’ll borrow from what the L.A. Times wrote back in January as they do a better job than I’ve done previously:
“Kudos to writer-director Antonino D’Ambrosio for taking such an eclectic and disparate number of aims, thoughts, subjects and mediums and creating the smart and inspiring — and uniquely whole —documentary that is “Let Fury Have the Hour.” A kind of think/performance piece about what’s termed here “creative reaction,” the film hears from a stirring swath of socially conscious artists whose work largely emerged as an anger-channeling counter to the Reagan-Thatcher era of conservative individualism” –Barry Goldstein Los Angeles Times
The book was an interesting narrative seeing as the content came from so many angles and the word is that the film, pulling its content from the essays within the book creates a stronger whole within the setting of a documentary. The movie was featured at film festivals in the spring of 2012 and drew strong praise from many quarters for accomplishing all it set out to do – take a modern look at activism and the arts from the mouths, pens, art and instruments of those impacted by our (horribly) big society. You can learn much more about the book, the film and the overall concept via the official website.
Naturally I’m not writing about it again just for the sake of it, but to alert you to the fact that the film is now available via iTunes download and I’m excited to announce I’ve got six posters for the film signed by Antonino D’ambrosio to giveaway below which feature the stunning artwork for the film featuring Joe Strummer at Victoria Park in 1978 as created by Shepard Fairey. What do you need to do to receive such kindness? Just answer the question below and also please share the news about the films iTunes release simply by sharing this post via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or even Pinterest if that’s your bag – I’d just appreciate it you can help spread awareness. Please share your tweets with @letfuryhavehour and @obeygiant if you’d be so kind and if you can share the short-link http://bit.ly/ZzRB4m I’d appreciate it, it helps make the prizes available to you good people.
You can purchase the film via iTunes download for $9.99 via this link. Here’s some more of the official word and then onto the prize giveaway.
Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a charged journey into the heart of the creative counter-culture in 2012. In a time of global challenges, big questions and by-the-numbers politics, this upbeat, outspoken film tracks the story of the artists, writers, thinkers and musicians who have gone underground to re-imagine the world – honing in on equality, community and engaged creativity – in exuberantly paradigm-busting ways.
“Exuberant… a thoughtful and entertaining debut film”
-Adam Schartoff, The New York Times
“Rousing… You’ll leave the theater wanting to create something LOUD.”
-Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
“A thrillingly articulate wallop of ’80s-era rage… refreshing”
-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
“Let Fury Have the Hour is a cinematic movement, not just a film.”
–E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
“Explosive blend of vision and expression”
To enter into the prize drawing for one of six signed prints you just need to answer the question below. I regret that I can only offer the prize to readers in the US and Canada at this time. I’ll do my very best to have a follow up drawing for a free download of the film open to everyone who isn’t in the US & Canada. How’s that sound?
To enter – all you have to do is answer the following question and email me the correct answer.
“In the same song that the film takes its title from – what colours does Joe Strummer warn that you might start wearing as you grow up and calm down?”
Please email your answers here and enter ‘Fury’ as the subject line. Winners will be announced and picked at random next Friday and naturally you’ll have to provide a mailing address if you win. I’d like to extend my thanks to Snag Films for the prizes and good luck and thanks for taking part.
‘Let Fury Have The Hour’ trailer
Check out the award-winning film Let Fury Have the Hour with Van Jones, Eve Ensler, Lewis Black, Billy Bragg, Shepard Fairey, Chuck D, Thievery Corporation, Antibalas, Gogol Bordello and other amazing artists, musicians and great minds. Now on iTunes! http://bit.ly/ZzRB4m