Yony Leyser, director of the documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, which we screened during The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, is back with a new project:Desire will set you free, his second feature film, is based on a true story, and at times traveling into the realm of docufiction. The plot follows the relationship of an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler, offering access to the city’s vibrant queer and underground scenes while examining the differences between expatriate and refugee life.
To set the film free Yony needs your support.
Desire will set you free at kickstarter (12 days to go)
Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite
by Ken Paul Rosenthal
A cinematic symphony featuring new vocal & cello compositions by Bonfire Madigan Shive, visualized by filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal.
It takes many notes to make a song, and many images to make a film. Only when each element gathers around a common vision, can something compelling and beautiful be produced.
Thanks to many of you, the poetic documentary film, Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite
, is well on its way towards meeting their Kickstarter pledge
goal. But with just 10 days left in our campaign, we’re not quite there yet! For a humble $25 pledge, you can own a DVD of this cinematic rhapsody.
Madigan and Ken have presented social justice themed art and activism to many, many thousands of you over the years in all kinds of venues, from small clubs to concert halls, art centers to movie theatres, and college campuses to peer support-recovery communities.
Please help them to continue making the soulful, transformative work we’ve enjoyed all these years.