Noel Lawrence

Directors Lounge presents “Sammy-Gate” by Noel Lawrence

/ German version below / Directors Lounge presents: Preview: Sammy-Gate (engl. OV) Thursday, 2 November, 7:30 pm in presence of director Noel Lawrence Sammy-Gate, USA, 2020, 89 minutes Directed by Noel Lawrence Written by Darius James & Noel Lawrence Lichtblick-Kino Kastanienallee 77 10435 Berlin Directors Lounge is proud to present Noel Lawrence’s newest film, “Sammy-Gate”. …

Double Blind No. 1 The Double Blind Experiments | 1:40 | 2015 (Australia)

Department of Anarchy “Short Cinema Assaults”

C.A.R. Video Lounge [Hall 12] presented by Directors Lounge: Department of Anarchy “Short Cinema Assaults” Directors Lounge is very happy to present a special screening at the Contemporary Art Ruhr in attendance of curator and filmmaker Noel Lawrence (USA/Portugal). Noel Lawrence makes, curates, distributes, and writes about film. As alter ego J.X. Williams, Lawrence produced a …

RainerGörß, KIK Collage 1, 2023, 1m x 1m

C.A.R. Innovative Art Fair 2023

Meet us at the C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr Innovative Art Fair at Zeche Zollverein, October 27-29, 2023 Directors Lounge presents selected positions of contemporary photo and media art. Contemporary Art Ruhr, The Art Fair World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181, 45309 Essen Official Opening Friday, October 27, 8 pm – 10.30 pm Public …

Felina Schrödinger, Faksimile

Directors Lounge | contemporary art ruhr, March, 6 – 8, 2020

Meet us at the C.A.R. Photo/Media art fair at Zeche Zollverein!
6. – 8. of March.

Dedicated presentations include works from “The Department of Anarchy” curated by filmmakers Noel Lawrence and Burke Roberts and “Abstractions”, a program of experimental films by Berlin and international artists.
Furthermore, we will be screening experimental video works from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin (Rücklicht / Back Light), and exciting moving image work from the Directors Lounge archives.
On board at our booth: Berlin artist Visuman, Nina Hartmann), Julia Murakami, Andreas Sachsenmaier, Felina Schrödinger, Joachim Seinfeld (photography) and André Werner (photography). … read more

J.X. WILLIAMS Les dossiers interdits

Noel Lawrence, head of The J.X. Williams Archive, who had some stunning shows at the 5th Berlin International Directors Lounge   published his first book, “J.X. Williams: Les Dossiers Interdits,"in France very recently.

Along with providing the first comprehensive analysis of J.X. Williams’ life and work in cinema, the book contains revelations on Sammy Davis Jr., Roy Cohn, Sam Giancana, and many other legendary figures of the American underworld and counterculture.

Without J.X. Williams, the face of contemporary cinema would not be the same. His shadowy influence turns up in Tarantino, Scorsese, Kubrick, and even Godard again and again like a bad penny. Despite the best efforts of Hollywood to keep its most notorious skeleton buried deep in the closet, Williams is back with a bang!

Aided and abetted by cultural impresario Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe as well as a crack team of cinephiles and cineastes. Noel Lawrence reconstructs the story of J.X. in lurid detail. Besides documenting the first on-the-record statements from Williams in over 25 years, the book contains fascinating revelations on Sammy Davis Jr., Roy Cohn, Sam Giancana, and other notable figures of the American underworld and counterculture.

Contributors include Jean-Pierre Dionnet (comic book legend and co-founder of Heavy Metal), Josh Olson (screenwriter, "A History of Violence”), Richard Gaitet (editor-in-chief, Standard), Jesse Nathan (editor, McSweeney’s), Pierre Mikailoff (author, “Some Cliches”) and many more!

Commentary and acclaim for J.X. Williams…

“A spiritual vortex of sub rosa Americana.”

– Paul Cullum, The New York Times

“Underground movies cannot dig much deeper than those of J.X. Williams.”

– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“A musician friend once observed that the most intriguing artists don’t just create individual pieces; they’re iconic figures who project a philosophy or personality, a life force that becomes a conceptual umbrella covering everything they make. J.X. Williams, a cult filmmaker, conspiracy theorist, enemy of the Mafia and the FBI, and all-around outlaw visionary, is that sort of figure.”

– Matt Zoller Seitz,

“A fascinating book to understand the dark side of the entertainment industry. The true face of the American dream finally revealed!”

– Camion Noir
While this book is in French-language only, German and U.S. editions should be soon to folllow.

Sans J.X. Williams, le visage du cinéma contemporain aurait été différent. Quentin Tarantino, Scorcese, Kenneth Anger et même Godard lui doivent beaucoup. Pendant des décennies, l’œuvre du sulfureux J.X. Williams à été occultée. F.B.I, C.I.A, mafia, loges occultes et gros poissons d’Hollywood ne souhaitaient pas que J.X. Williams remonte à la surface. Trop tard, Noel Lawrence, Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe assistés d’auteurs talentueux (Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Elisabeth Barillé, Jean Mareska, Richard Gaitet, Pierre Mikaïloff, Jean-Yves Guilleux, Bernard Bacos , Saladin Sane, Alain Thierry et Xavier Sanjuan) lèvent enfin un coin du voile. Un ouvrage fascinant pour comprendre la face cachée de l’industrie du divertissement. Le vrai visage de l’american dream enfin révélé !

CAMION NOIR : L’éditeur qui véhicule le soufre !