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June 2016 @ The Cineforum, Toronto.

When I was 14 I thought life ended at 40. When I got to forty I found out it was just starting. On June 12 I turn 70. That is a cause for celebration. Admission to The Cineforum (1 program or all programs) is just $10 per day. Get drunk on great movies.

June 2016 @ The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst Across From The Beer Store. 416-603-6643.

Saturday, June 4,

5pm: JANE JACOBS: URBAN WISDOM (2004) Don Alexander.

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 5

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

5pm: PINK FLOYD: ALICE IN THE WALL [ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951) set to Pink Floyd’s THE WALL]

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 6

5pm: THE WIND (1928) Victor Sjöström. Lillian Gish. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0803705/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

7pm: GERMANY YEAR ZERO (1948) Robert Rosellini. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039417/

9pm: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) Charles Laughton. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048424/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Tuesday, June 7

5pm: FRANKENSTEIN (1931) James Whale. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/?ref_=nv_sr_4

7pm: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Victor Eric  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070040/?ref_=nv_sr_1

9pm: Fellini’s CASANOVA (1976) Donald Sutherland. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074291/?ref_=nv_sr_4

Wednesday, June 8

5pm: OLIVER TWIST (1922) Frank Lloyd. Jackie Coogan. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013450/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_139

7pm: The Kid  (1921) Charlie Chaplin http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012349/?ref_=nv_sr_3

9pm: Cria Cuervos (1976) Carlos Saura http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074360/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, June 9

5pm: ROBINSON CRUSOE (1954)  Luis Buñuel http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044386/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_24

7pm: Los Olvidados (1950)  Luis Buñuel http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042804/?ref_=nv_sr_1

9pm: Our Lady of the Assassins (Spanish title: La virgen de los sicarios) (2000) Barbet Schroeder

Saturday, June 11

5pm: JANE JACOBS: URBAN WISDOM (2004) Don Alexander.

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 12

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

5pm: PINK FLOYD: ALICE IN THE WALL [ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951) set to Pink Floyd’s THE WALL]

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 13

5pm: UNDER THE CHERRY MOON (1986) Prince. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092133/?ref_=_161

7pm: PURPLE RAIN (1984) Prince. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087957/?ref_=_171

9pm: GRAFITTI BRIDGE  (1990) Prince. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099691/?ref_=_144

10:30pm: SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES (1987) Prince. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093970/?ref_=_157

Tuesday, June 14

5pm: LABYRINTH (1986) Jim Henson. David Bowie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091369/?ref_=_477

7pm: ZIGGY STARDUST (1973) D. A. Pennebaker. David Bowie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086643/?ref_=_504

9pm: MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983) Nagisa Ôshima. David Bowie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085933/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Wednesday, June 15

5pm: Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987) Abbas Kiarostami.                               http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093342/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

7pm: Ivan’s Childhood (1962) Andrei Tarkovsky http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056111/?ref_=nv_sr_1

8:30: Come and See (1985) Elim Klimov.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, June 16

1pm: THE HEART OF HUMANITY (1918) Erich Von Stroheim. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009145/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_53

3pm: BLIND HUSBANDS (1919) Erich Von Stroheim. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009937/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_52

5pm: FOOLISH WIVES (1922) Erich Von Stroheim. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013140/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_51

7pm: GREED (1924) Erich Von Stroheim. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015881/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_50

9pm: THE MERRY WIDOW (1925) Erich Von Stroheim. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016104/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_7

Saturday, June 18

5pm: JANE JACOBS: URBAN WISDOM (2004) Don Alexander.

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 19

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

5pm: PINK FLOYD: ALICE IN THE WALL [ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951) set to Pink Floyd’s THE WALL]

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 20

5pm:  CRACKED ACTOR (1975) Alan Yentob. David Bowie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377047/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

7pm: PERFORMANCE (1970) Donald CammellNicolas Roeg. Mick Jagger. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066214/?ref_=nv_sr_2

9pm: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976) Nicolas Roeg. David Bowsie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074851/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Tuesday, June 21

5pm: THE SHEIK (1921) George Melford. Rudolph Valentino. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012675/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_11

7pm: THE SON OF THE SHEIK (1926) George Fitzmaurice. Rudolph Valentino. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017416/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

9pm: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (1921) Rex Ingram. Rudolph Valentino. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012190/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_15

Wednesday, June 22

5pm: PLAYTIME (1967) Jacques Tati. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062136/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

7pm: BLADERUNNER (1982) Ridley Scott. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_1

9pm: BRAZIL (1985) Terry Gilliam. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, June 23

5pm: LADY OF THE PAVEMENTS (1929) D. W. Griffith. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020074/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

7pm: THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) D. W. Griffith. Rescored By Reg Hartt.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Saturday, June 25

5pm: JANE JACOBS: URBAN WISDOM (2004) Don Alexander.

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 26

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN Documentary Fest.

5pm: PINK FLOYD: ALICE IN THE WALL [ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951) set to Pink Floyd’s THE WALL]

7pm: KID DRACULA [NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922)  F. W. Murnau set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 27

5pm: SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN (1929) Benjamin Christensen. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020004/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

7pm: EL TOPO (1970) Alejandro Jodorowsky

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067866/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_10

9pm: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973) Alejandro Jodorowsky.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071615/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_6

Tuesday, June 28

7pm: THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGS Parts 1 & 2 (1924) Fritz Lang. Rescored by Reg Hartt. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015175/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_37 , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015174/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_36.

Wednesday, June 29

5pm: NAPOLEON (1927) Abel Gance.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018192/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1a

Thursday, June 30

5pm: THE GODFATHER EPIC (1977) Francis Ford Coppola. Uncensored. 7 hours. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0809488/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_65

 

 

 

Monday Thru Thursday, May 23, 24, 25, 26 @ The Cineforum, Toronto.

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Einstein, E=MC2, Heraclitus And The Gospel of John

“It ever was, and is, and shall be; Everlasting fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.”–Heraclitus.

http://www.britannica.com/science/E-mc2-equation

John 1:1New International Version (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A1&version=NIV

“There is more faith in honest doubt than in all the creeds and world’s religions combined as one and more doubt in honest faith than in all  the world’s Marxist, atheistic hand books.”-Aldous Huxley, THE DEVILS OF LOUDON

John 8:40-58 New International Version (NIV)

 

40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father.”

“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

Jesus’ Claims About Himself

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”

49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+8%3A+40-59&version=NIV

New International Version (NIV)   https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/IVP-NT/John/Jesus-Clearly-Reveals-Both ,

Heraclitus ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclitus  ) may not have been the first to realize that everything is fire (energy).

How was this possible? Frankly there is a lot that so called Primitive peoples knew that once was dismissed but now is known to be true.

Simply put, the best of them used their minds.

In her epic novel HANTA YO! Ruth Beebe Hill reveals that the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) word for rock means in English “Something that moves.” They recognized, as did many other so called primitive cultures that even what appears to be the dense matter there is movement. I have read this huge book through several times always with profit. It took her twelve years to write. In it she inculcated the Spiritual ideas of the Sioux. Before it was published she had it translated into pure Sioux and then back into English. Why? To get rid of all the White concepts. In her introduction we read, “Admit, assume, because, believe, could, doubt, end, expect, faith, forget, forgive, guilt, how, it, mercy, pest, promise, should, sorry, storm, them, us, waste, we, weed-neither these words nor the conceptions for which they stand appear in this book; they are the whiteman’s import to the New World, the newcomer’s contribution to the vocabulary of the man he called Indian. Truly, the parent Indian families possessed neither these terms nor their equivalents.”

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity states that while the amount of matter and energy in the cosmos is variable the sum total is constant. When matter increases energy decreases. When energy increases matter decreases. The sum total of both together does not change. It remains eternally the same. Then Einstein adds that what we call matter is just energy moving slow enough that we can see it. In reality everything is energy, fire. That means that everything is, was and always will be. In essence it means we, you and I, being beings of pure energy are eternal.

It also means that before Abraham was we are.

The story of Adam and Eve reveals how we died to this knowledge through the entrance of the lie.

People who lie do so either out of fear of hurting others, fear of punishment or out of a desire to destroy.

Those who lie out of fear of hurting us lie out of love. Their love would be better served by being honest. The desire not to hurt has led to the greatest hurts. Lying to evade punishment makes the punishment all the worse when the truth finally comes out. Our governments, to keep themselves in power, lie to us all the time.

Lying out of a desire to destroy another is murder. This I know from first hand experience as one man has been lying to bring about my death for nearly twenty years.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practise to deceive!”

–Marmion, Sir Walter Scott

Boy, do we ever.

Nonetheless, no matter how tangled the web with patience it can be untangled. Sometimes it requires a great deal of patience. Sometimes it requires a VERY great deal of patience.

Who has not flinched when told “I lied because I did not want to hurt you.” Please, please, please risk hurting me.

We will save so much energy and time if you do.

Three poems:

Twenty-First. Night. Monday.

Twenty-first. Night. Monday.
Silhouette of the capitol in darkness.
Some-good-for-nothing-who knows why-
made up the tale that love exists on earth.

People believe it, maybe from laziness
or boredom, and live accordingly:
they wait eagerly for meetings, fear parting,
and when they sing, they sing about love.

But the secret reveals itself to some,
and on them silence settles down…
I found this out by accident
and now it seems I am sick all the time.

Anna Akhmatova (translated by Jane Kenyon).

When we seek love we find heartbreak. We have to give love to get it and that gift we have to give freely.

THE CORE OF MASCULINITY

The core of masculinity does not derive from
being male, nor friendliness from those who
console. Your old grandmother says, “Maybe
you shouldn’t go to school. You look a little
pale.” Run when you hear that. A father’s
stern slaps are better. Your bodily soul wants
comforting. The severe father wants spiritual
clarity. He scolds, but eventually leads you into
the open. Pray for a tough instructor to hear and
act and stay within you. We have been busy
accumulating solace. Make us afraid of how we were.
Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks).

Rumi gives us the best advice we can ever get.

WHICH ONE IS GENUINE

I once knew a woman named Benedicta, who
infused everything with the ideal. When one
looked into her eyes one wanted nobility, glory,
beauty, all those qualities that make us love immortality.

But this exquisite woman was too beautiful to
live long; she died in fact shortly after I met her,
and it was I who buried her one day when spring
was waving his encensoir even through the
cemetery gates. It was I who buried her, well
enclosed in a coffin made of a wood scented and
eternal as the treasure boxes of India.

And while my eyes remained fixed on that spot
where my jewel lay entombed, I saw all at once a
tiny human being much like the dead woman,
doing a bizarre dance, violent and hysterical, on
the loose earth. She howled with laughter as she
spoke: “This is me! Benedicta, as she is! I’m
trash, everyone knows it! And the punishment
for your stupidity and your blind head is this:
You’ll have to love what I am!”

I went into a rage and said, “No! No! No! No!”
And in order to give strength to my no, I
stomped the earth so fiercely with my foot that
my leg sank into the freshly turned earth up to
my knee, and like a wolf caught in a trap, I am
now tied, perhaps for the rest of my life, to the
grave of the ideal.

Charles Baudelaire (translated by Robert Bly).

So many of us are tied to the grave of the ideal. As I write this it is raining out. I look out my window to see a man walking in the rain like a lost soul deliberately into the traffic forcing drivers to pass him by very carefully. He has stopped caring for himself. Now he is forcing others to take care of him.

The doctrine of THE HOLY TRINITY is one of the most difficult and at the same time simplest things to understand.

How simple? Because each of us is an example of THE TRINITY. In each of us three are one.

We are the marriage consummated of our Father  and Mother (The Holy Ghost/Wisdom/Sofia) was always understood as female. These two come together to create  a child in which both dwell.

Most of us don’t think about this. Nonetheless, it is true.

Since, however, all energy is eternal that means that in the very beginning we, you and I, were there.

“I had wonderful teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, I’m afraid, the teachers were nice, but they were dopes…I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.“-Jane Jacobs.

Yes, it is seamless. It is as seamless as the robe Jesus wore.

1 John 5:7King James Version (KJV)

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.   https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+5%3A7&version=KJV,

Many presume Aldous Huxley to be an atheist. He wasn’t. He was able to think for himself which is more than can be said of those who embrace ideologies. This, from THE DEVILS OF LOUDON, is the best writing on the Holy Trinity (Emphasis throughout mine):

In the terms employed by Christian theology we may define realiza­tion as the soul’s union with God as a Trinity, a three in one. It is simultaneously union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost—union with the source and Ground of all being, union with the manifestation of that Ground in a human consciousness and union with the spirit which links the Unknowable to the known.

Union with any single person of the Trinity, to the exclusion of the other two, is not realization. Thus, union exclusively with the Father is a knowledge, by ecstatic participation, of the Ground in its eternal essence and not, at the same time, in its manifestation in the finite. The completer, liberating and enlightening experience is that of the eternal in time, the non-dual in multiplicity. For the Bodhisattva, according to the Mahayanist tradition, the world-obliterating ecstasies of the Hinayanist Sravaka are not realization, but barriers to realization. In the West the assault on Quietism was motivated by ecclesiastical considerations and resulted in persecu­tion. In the East the Sravaka was not punished; he was merely told that he was on the wrong track. “The Sravaka,” says Ma-tsu, “is enlightened, and yet going astray. The ordinary man is off the right path, and yet in a way enlightened. The Sravaka fails to perceive that Mind as it is in itself knows no stages, no causation, no imagina­tion. Disciplining himself h the cause, he has attained the result and abides in the Samadhi of emptiness for ever so many aeons. How­ever enlightened in this way, the Sravaka is not at all on the right track. From the point of riew of the Bodhisattva this (the abiding in the Samadhi of Emptiness) is like suffering the tortures of hell. The Sravaka has buried himself in emptiness and does not know how to get out of his quiet contemplation, for he has no insight into the Buddha-nature.”

“Unitive knowledge of the Father alone excludes a knowledge of the world as it is “in itself”—a multiplicity manifesting the non-dual Infinite, a temporal order participating in the eternal. If the world is to be known as it is “in itself,” there must be union not only with the Father, but with the Son and Holy Spirit as well.

“Union with the Son is the assimilation of the personality to a model of loving selflessness. Union with the Holy Spirit is at once the means to, and the fruit of the individual’s self-transcendence into loving selflessness. Together they make possible the awareness of what, unconsciously, we enjoy at every moment—union with the Father. In cases where union with the Son is pursued too exclu­sively—where attention is centered upon the humanity of the historical mediator—religion tends to become an affair, outwardly, of “works” and inwardly of imaginings, visions and self-induced emotions. But in themselves neither works, nor visions, nor emotions directed toward a remembered or imagined person, are enough. Their value, so far as liberation and enlightenment are concerned, is purely instrumental. They are means to selflessness (or to be more precise, they may be means to selflessness) and thus make it possible for the individual, who does the works, or sees the visions and feels the emotions, to become conscious of the divine Ground in which, without knowing it, he has always had his being. The complement of works, imaginings and emotions is faith—not faith in the sense of belief in a set of theological and historical affirmations, nor in the sense of a passionate conviction of being saved by someone else’s merits, but faith as confidence in the order of things, faith as a theory about human and divine nature, as a working hypothesis resolutely acted upon in the expectation that what began as an assumption will come to be transformed, sooner or later, into an actual experience, by participation, of a reality which, for the insulated self, is unknowable.

“Unknowableness, we may remark, is normally an attribute not only of the divine Ground of our being, but also of much else that lies, so to speak, between this Ground and our everyday conscious­ness. To those, for example, who undergo tests for ESP, or prevision, there is no perceptible distinction between success and failure. The process of guessing feels exactly the same, whether the result be a score attributable to mere chance, or markedly above or below that figure. This is consistently true of test situations in the labora­tory. But it is not always true of situations of a more significant kind. From the many well-authenticated cases on record it is clear that ESP and prevision sometimes take place spontaneously, and that the persons in whom they occur are aware of the event and strongly convinced of the truth of the information which is being conveyed. In the spiritual field we find analogous records of spontaneous theophanies. By a grace of sudden intuition, the normally unknow­able makes itself known, and the knowledge is self-validating be­yond the possibility of doubt. In men and women who have achieved a high degree of selflessness, these insights, from being rare and brief, may become habitual. Union with the Son through works and union with the Holy Spirit, through docility to inspira­tion, make possible a conscious and transfiguring union with the Father. In this state of union objects are no longer perceived as related to an insulated ego, but are known “as they are in them­selves”—in other words, as they are in relation to, in ultimate identity with, the divine Ground of all being.

“For the purposes of enlightenment and liberation, a too exclusive union with the Spirit is no less unsatisfactory than a too exclusive union with the Father in world-obliterating ecstasy, or with the Son in outward works and inward imaginings and emotions. Where union with Spirit is sought to the exclusion of the other unions, we find the thought-patterns of occultism, the behavior-patterns of psychics and sensitives. Sensitives are persons who have been born with, or have acquired, the knack of being conscious of events taking place on those subliminal levels, where the embodied mind loses its individuality and there is a merging with the psychic medium (to use a physical metaphor), out of which the personal self has been crystallized. Within this medium are many other crystallizations, each one with its blurred edges, its melting and interpenetrating boundaries. Some of these crystallizations are the minds of other embodied beings; others, the “psychic factors” which survive bodily death. Some, no doubt, are the idea-patterns, created by suffering, enjoying and reflecting individuals and persist­ing, as objects of possible experience, “out there” in the psychic medium. And, finally, yet others of these crystallizations may be nonhuman entities, beneficent, malicious or merely alien. Fore­doomed to failure are all those who aim exclusively at union with the Spirit. If they ignore the call to union with the Son through works, if they forget that the final end of human life is the liberating and transfiguring knowledge of the Father, in whom we have our being, they will never reach their goal. For them, there will be no union with the Spirit; there will be a mere merging with spirit, with every Tom, Dick and Harry of a psychic world, most of whose inhabitants are no nearer to enlightenment than we are, while some may actually be more impenetrable to the Light than the most opaque of incarnate beings.

“Obscurely, we know who we really are. Hence our grief at hav­ing to seem to be what we are not, and hence the passionate desire to overstep the limits of this imprisoning ego. The only liberating self-transcendence is through selflessness and docility to inspiration (in other words, union with the Son and the Holy Spirit) into the consciousness of that union with the Father in which, without know­ing it, we have always lived. But liberating self-transcendence is easier to describe than to achieve. For those who are deterred by the difficulties of the ascending road, there are other, less arduous alternatives. Self-transcendence is by no means invariably upward. Indeed, in most cases, it is an escape either downward into a state below that of personality, or else horizontally into something wider than the ego, but not higher, not essentially other. We are forever trying to mitigate the effects of the collective Fall into insulated selfhood by another, strictly private fall into animality and mental derangement, or by some more or less creditable self-dispersion into art or science, into politics, a hobby or a job. Needless to say, these substitutes for upward self-transcendence, these escapes into subhuman or merely human surrogates for Grace, are unsatisfactory at the best and, at the worst, disastrous.”

The history of the human race has always been, that the theorists of each generation collect examples and make rules out of them from the lives of the preceding generation, which did not know it was making rules.

Out of these rules rise doctrines. Out of these doctrines rise systems of belief. Out of these systems of belief (and/or unbelief) rise cruelty and murder.

“You have no need that any man should teach you.”-1 John 2:27.

No, we don’t.

Those who say we do lie.

“It’s all a matter of getting out of the way of yourself, or you’re dead. Standing out of the way and letting what you really know take over.”-William S. Burroughs, author of NAKED LUNCH.

“Whatever the world condemns you for, make it your own. It is your self.”-Jean Cocteau.

It takes courage to be what the world condemns us for. If we have that courage all things are possible. If we lack that courage nothing is possible.

CRAZY JANE TALKS WITH THE BISHOP

I met the Bishop on the road And much said he and I.
“Those breasts are flat and fallen now,
Those veins must soon run dry;
Live in a heavenly mansion,
Not in some foul pigsty.”

“Fair and foul and near of kin,
And fair needs foul,” I cried,
“My friends are gone, but that’s the truth
Nor grave nor bed denied,
Learned in bodily lowliness
And in the heart’s pride.

“A woman can be proud and stiff
when on love intent;
But love has pitched his mansion in
The place of excrement;
For nothing can be sole or whole
That has not first been rent!

-William Butler Yeats.

As the body of Jesus was rent on the cross by the world so we will find ourselves rent. Don’t worry about it. It is the most important part of making the three who live within us one. When that happens we can say with Jesus, “Before Abraham was I AM.” Because we know that we are and always have been from the beginning part of a seamless web.–Reg Hartt 0514/2016.

 

Amazing Restoration of GOG 3D (1954) By THE 3D FILM ARCHIVE or What I Do When I Find Obnoxious People In The Audience

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GOG features countless unintentionally funny scenes. For example, did you know that a “little radiation” is OK? It makes you feel “radiant,” as Constance Dowling’s character learns. Also, how is it possible to take anything a 64-year-old Herbert Marshall says in this movie seriously? (Yes, that was me laughing hysterically at his every word. Can you blame me? It was 12:30 a.m.!) Here’s an actor beloved for his roles in sophisticated ’30s comedies spewing on about nonsensical science jumbo. In the film’s climax, he even picks up a flamethrower! Now, that is one of the most unforgettable images from TCMFF.”  https://moviemaniamadness.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/tcmff-herbert-l-strocks-gog-in-3d/

 

The vast majority of people come to a movie like children which is how it should be. Children don’t judge. They enjoy. I have always loathed the people who come with attitudes prejudicial to the overall experience of an audience.

Once when I screened DRACULA with Bela Lugosi I had a man who laughed every time Lugosi opened his mouth. I called him to come out of the screening area. I asked, “Why are you doing this?” He said, “Vampires do not exist. I laugh when he speaks because he does not exist.” I gave him his money back and sent him home. He said, “I’m never coming back! I’m telling my friends not to come.” I said, “Good. I don’t want you nor anyone like you here.”

He was wrong. While vampires might or might not actually exist, in the context of the dance/movie/opera/play/ they DO exist. For a few moments most of us agree to pretend they do.

Oscar Hammerstein III said, “Being knowing or blasé is really the sign of a very unsophisticated person. The most sophisticated thing one person can say to another is ‘I know nothing about that. Please tell me.‘”

While I appreciate that every review can help sell the Blu-ray and thus lead the way to more material becoming available reviews that unfairingly disparage the product in the long run do more harm than good. They can also discourage people who own the rights to classic films. Mary Pickford, for example, wanted all of her films destroyed because she thought people would laugh mockingly at them. Thankfully her films were not destroyed.

As far as 3D gimmicks go, the best 3D film makers know keeping gimmicks on a short leash leads to the overall best 3D viewing experience because gimmicks take us out of the picture.

Personally I (and I am sure most others) don’t find the science in GOG nonsensical jumbo.

Having seen GOG only in a low quality field sequential 3D transfer for over a decade now I will say I have never had a problem with the film’s science. I did have a problem with the poor picture quality of that FS version of the film (created from a vhs copy). Now, thanks to the work of the 3D Film Archive I can see GOG better than it probably was when first shown. Friends I have shared the film with have, like children, come away in awe. That’s the best way.

An audience is like a garden. Sometimes gardens have to be weeded. Ditto audiences. That this happens so rarely any more is one good reason why fewer and fewer of us go to the movies. When I find myself at a movie with an obnoxious person in the audience I go to management and say, “You have a problem. It has to be resolved. Either way you do it, it is going to cost you a refund.” I have found that when I speak to them that clearly they do their job. I have seen whole theaters filled with people applaud when an obnoxious person is removed.

This is the part of the theater going experience where the adult mind is called for.

When I first began my animation festivals I produced program notes that gave audiences more information than I could in person. I found that “knowing” fans and film buffs in the audience would say out loud, “This is good,” or “This is not good,” before each short cartoon. They set the tone for the audience. When one said, “this is not good” the audience would not laugh. I cut out the program notes. I made the viewer experience more immediate. The audience laughed much more and much louder. I like to say film fans and film buffs will not be found within fifty miles of my screenings. That is on purpose. They get in the way of the audience enjoying the experience.

GOG would be lost completely to us in 3D if not for the far seeing eye of Robert Furmanek of THE 3D FILM ARCHIVE. You can read about the amazing restoration work the 3D FILM ARCHIVE did here: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/gog .

Furmanek, as an illustration of my point, speaks of how a fellow organizing 3D Film Screenings passed up a 3D motion picture print of GOG because it got a negative review in the ultimate film fan, Leonard Maltin’s TV GUIDE (a book best NOT read).  Luckily, Bob jumped at the opportunity the other fellow chose to pass.

Stay away from fans unless they are the type we use to coolp ourselves with. The vast majority of fans are very far from cool. “Fan” comes from “fanatic.” Fanatics are never cool.

You can order your copy of GOG here: https://www.amazon.ca/Gog-3-D-Blu-ray-Richard-Egan/dp/B019EC9QQI    . If you don’t have a 3D Viewing system in your home come by and I’ll show you the film on my system. It is the best and most comprehensive system for viewing 3D motion pictures in Canada. And one of the largest archives of digital 3D motion pictures in Canada (and perhaps the world).

To see my latest 3D Videos go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/reghartt .

For My HISTORY OF 3D site go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/HISTORYSTEREOCINEMA .

For one of the best viewing experiences on the planet, come to THE CINEFORUM, 463 Bathurst, Toronto.

“I am a Brit artist. I love Toronto. I have sometimes heard it said that Toronto is boring. It is a comparatively well ordered city. Maybe that is why some imperceptive people think it boring. The thing is I keep having amazing successes in Toronto. My friend Bob Welton who decided he was much happier in Warsaw than in London used to say in London everything is possible and nothing is probable. I just find in Toronto not everything is possible but lots of things, important things, are quite probable. Does this make sense? “ANYWAY, a wonderful surprise in Toronto is Reg Hartt’s Cineforum. I was walking down Bloor Street with my friend Alan, a composer, a Torontonian who, searching for fulfillment in London, has realized that everything he wanted existed in his original home, Toronto. It was my birthday. He said, “What do you want to do for your birthday?” I said, “I want to go and see that!” “I was pointing at a mysterious poster for TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, (the film of Hitler’s l934 Nuremberg rally). I’d always wanted to see that. “So we went and I found myself in the most perfect place on earth to watch a film. With the film was an unexpected treat….a brilliant, unbiased, sensible and stimulating introduction by the amazing Reg Hartt. “So once again, in German mode, we went to see Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS. Reg had somehow spliced on to the film his own soundtrack. Now this was interesting because a while later we went to the Art Gallery of Ontario where the same film was shown-much bigger screen-and with piano accompaniment. It was interesting to compare the two showings. Reg’s came out winning.”–PETER MOORE, Brit Artist.  http://www.artisgallery.eu/pm/

http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?cat=29

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Happy Birthday, Jane Jacobs.

2Jane Jacobs“By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.”–Jane Jacobs.

"Think rich. Look poor." Warhol nailed it with the best advice we can ever get or give. Everyone can afford this.

“Think rich. Look poor.” Warhol nailed it with the best advice we can ever get or give. Everyone can afford this.

Today, May 5, 2016, marks the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs.

My father’s brother, Douglas Hartt, served as Director General of Public Works Canada (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/comm/index-eng.html  ). That is as high as one can rise in the civil service in this country. I stayed with him in Ottawa for most of 1969.

“There is only one person on earth I want to meet,” he one day said.

I asked, “Who?”

He replied, “Jane Jacobs.”

I said, “She is my friend. I will introduce her to you.”

I met first met Jane Jacobs in the year she arrived in Toronto, 1968.

She had seen a street flyer I posted for a showing I was presenting of Lon Chaney, Sr. in the original 1923 film of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

It was a Saturday so rainy I was certain no one would be going out. I was tempted not to bother going to the venue I was then using which I had named THE PUBLIC ENEMY after the film that had made James Cagney a star and because homosexuals were (and still are) seen as Public Enemy Number One.

I did not then know that the great French artist Jean Cocteau had proclaimed, “Whatever the world condemns you for make it your own. It is yourself.”

Truth be told I did not see myself as homosexual or heterosexual then nor do I now. There was no shortage of people telling me I was queer. For a time I hated queers. Then one day I decided I would love them.

Whatever…

I arrived at THE PUBLIC ENEMY to find a man, a woman, their two sons and their daughter huddled together under an umbrella while they waited for the door to open.

As I did just that they introduced themselves as Robert and Jane Jacobs. Then the family walked up the 39 steps above a pool hall that led to, in the words of Mrs. Jacobs, “the tiniest room I had ever seen.”

1968 was a pivotal year for me.

A chance encounter with a young man in a park whose father had said to him, “My way or the highway,” brought the super talented Bruno “Buzz” Weckerley into my life. I gave him a place to stay when he had none. In turn through a party he took me to I discovered the Wilhelm/Baynes edition of THE I CHING which teaches there are superior and inferior men. THE I CHING teaches Inferior men are always the friend of those in power while truly Superior men are always the friend of those whom those in power think least of. THE I CHING teaches that the Superior man does not seek to create order out of chaos. The Superior man allows the order inherent in what appears to be chaos reveal itself to him.

In her book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES Jane Jacobs wrote,“There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.

Those ancient Chinese Sages and Jane Jacobs were of one and the same mind.

This flyer is one of the thousands posted around the city by one man determined to be the street poster of king of Toronto. Jane Jacobs saw street posters as the newspaper of the streets. This man is monopolizing what is meant for everyone so that only those who can afford to pay him may have their voice on the street. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering as "FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA" which means most of us. MAINSTREAM MEDIA (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) are silent about this man's continued abuse. What would Jane Jacobs do? She would kick his ass so far he would not be able to come back. She'd say to those who by their silence empower this man, "SHAME." I say it as well, "SHAME."

This flyer is one of the thousands posted around the city by one man determined to be the street poster of king of Toronto. Jane Jacobs saw street posters as the newspaper of the streets. This man is monopolizing what is meant for everyone so that only those who can afford to pay him may have their voice on the street. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering as “FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA” which means most of us. MAINSTREAM MEDIA (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) are silent about this man’s continued abuse. What would Jane Jacobs do? She would kick his ass so far he would not be able to come back. She’d say to those who by their silence empower this man, “SHAME.” I say it as well, “SHAME.”

In my last year of high school, grade 13, my principal roared at me, “YOU HAVE ENTIRELY THE WRONG ATTITUDE! IF YOU LEAVE THIS SCHOOL TODAY YOU WILL STARVE TO DEATH IN TWO WEEKS! I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU PERMISSION TO LEAVE! WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING?”

I replied, “To see if you are right.”

I walked out of that office, borrowed enough money to take a bus from where I was then, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to where I thought I had a friend, Toronto, only to find out I did not have the friend I thought.

Laura Lind, writing in the much missed EYE weekly, stated, “Reg Hartt’s Cineforum is everything Jane Jacobs wrote about. She was a regular.”

Over a beer in her home after I had taken her to see the film CHICAGO Jane Jacobs regaled me with the movie’s back story. When I first met her in 1968 she asked me to screen the Ginger Rogers film, ROXIE HART. CHICAGO tells the same story.

Eventually I was able to screen it. Jane Jacobs introduced it.

In 1979 I invited Robert (Bob) Clampett to Toronto to speak with young animators about his work animating, writing and directed animated cartoons at Warner Brothers and later producing the Emmy Award Winning TIME FOR BEANY for television. Groucho Marx said, “TIME FOR BEANY is the only kids show on TV adult enough for me to let my kids watch.”

“Gentlemen, it is time,” said Albert Einstein in the middle of a talk to several thousand people.

They asked, “Time for what?

Einstein replied, “TIME FOR BEANY.” He had it written into his contract that he could take a break from his lecture to watch that day’s episode of TIME FOR BEANY.

I asked our then Mayor John Sewell to welcome Bob to Toronto. His office replied he was spending the weekend with his kids. I wondered what kid would not want to meet one of the people behind the creation of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and the great Warner Brothers Cartoons.

As I could not get the mayor I needed someone better than the mayor. I asked Jane Jacobs to welcome Bob Clampett to Toronto. She said, “I know nothing about Bob Clampett. I do know and value you. If I can speak about you and your value to this city I will do it.”

And she did. You can hear her here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D7J2ch2Tec     .

One of the most important things I learned from Jane Jacobs is that we do do not have to spend years in college or university to be an important thinker. Jane didn’t. She was.

In fact, the people who come out of colleges and universities tend mainly to be on the side of those with power while remaining silent about those whom those with power crush. Not all of them. The best are not. The best are in the woeful minority.

Nonetheless, as Margaret Meade wrote, “Never underestimate the power of one person and/or a small group of committed people to change the world for the better.”

Jane was one person who did.

Academically she had no more than grade twelve.

Unlike many men and women today family and home, for her, came before her career.

When Jane Jacobs saw abuse she acted to stop it. She was one of three ferocious American women I knew and loved in Toronto who did that. The other two were Judith Merril, the mother of modern science fiction (whom I also met in 1968) and Doris Mehegan, the head of THE SPACED OUT LIBRARY (now THE MERRIL COLLECTION) whom I met through Judy. I not only knew these powerful women, I drank with them. They were friends. They mentored by example not by words. They were inspirational.

From all three I learned the importance of speaking up, speaking out and having the strength to stand alone while those who saw themselves as our betters deigned to stand above the fray so as not to soil their hands.

One of the poorest examples of a journalist we have wrote me saying, “Everyone thinks you are a joke.”

Many, yes. Everyone, no.

THE I CHING teaches that the Superior man is not afraid to stand alone.

There was a time when few knew who Jane Jacobs was. Those she opposed, like New York’s Robert Moses, thought her a joke.

Being thought a joke by the right people is a good thing.

“Silence equals death” the slogan goes.

It is true.

This week, in celebration of the life of Jane Jacobs, there will be walks all over Toronto as well as in many other parts of the world.

I doubt any of those walks will lead to a place she loved and a person she loved.

How can I say that?

Her kids have told me in passing on the street many times, “Our mother loved you,” to which I reply, “I love your mother.”

How could I not?

Jane Jacobs: “I had wonderful teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, I’m afraid, the teachers were nice, but they were dopes…I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.

From Jane Jacobs I learned to stand alone while those who think themselves by better dismiss me as a joke.

Is there any greater lesson anyone can teach us?

Not many people got a letter from Jane Jacobs. I got many. Here are two.

And, no, I am not asking for your support.

I learned from Jane that while the rest run in packs the best walk alone.

DSC00008Come to The Cineforum 5pm tonight to see Jane Jacobs. You’ll be glad you did.

Jane was about much more than walks. She was about standing up to bullies.

Remember always that while your voice, my voice, our voice may be the only voice speaking up and speaking out if we become silent because we allow those who think we are a joke to over power us then no one will be speaking up and speaking out.

Silence equals death. David Mamet, “Invent nothing. Deny nothing. Stand up. Speak out. Stay out of school.”

Yep, stay out of school. Bet I lose a lot of folks there. “We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions.”–Jane Jacobs, the unschooled housewife and mother who changed the world for the better while academics crossed the street.

–Reg Hartt 05/05/2016.

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Keith Haring Street Poster–Reg Hartt 05/05/2016.

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Dopes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-8WF_Ke1_8

We are mislead by universities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcipVOZsdJw

On writing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhX3oQkmOE

Incompetent By The Time We Are Prepared:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUQYpbqHXE4

The Economy Of Cities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_M8cuMK_zY

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHvqTNxtFw

On Writing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhX3oQkmOE

Speak About What You Want:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymeD-jRVZV8

Cities And The Wealth Of Nations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEabVr7IQ_Y

Walt Before Mickey, Dr. Winifred Barton, The Death of My Brother, Michael, Wealth Beyond The Wildest Dreams Of Avarice, Self Possession.

Sr. Winifred Barton (left)

Sr. Winifred Barton (left)

"Think rich. Look poor." Warhol nailed it with the best advice we can ever get or give. Everyone can afford this.

“Think rich. Look poor.” Warhol nailed it with the best advice we can ever get or give. Everyone can afford this.

Thursday, May 5, Dr. Winifred Barton turns 93.

Most of you have never heard of her.

I certainly hadn’t when I walked in on a meeting hosted by her in 1968.

“If you are interested in that there is a group meeting you should check out tonight,” said the girl to whom I gave my money after purchasing a book on the occult in an Anglican Church Used Bookstore in Ottawa.

That night I dropped a hit of acid. Then I walked to the address I had been given.

The near empty room I walked into soon filled up with about one hundred or more people. I sat in the back row the better to scan the proceedings.

A woman got up, introduced herself as Dr. Winifred Barton, and began to speak. She told us an ancient Atlantean spirit had dictated books through her. She pointed to the books. She spoke for about an hour. While she did I looked around the room at the others sitting there. A fellow on my right seated by the exit door when he caught my eye on him did like people do in the transformer beam on the TV series, STAR TREK. He faded from view.

I kept an eye on that spot. I saw him two more times.

There was a break at which point I walked up to Dr. Barton, introduced myself and told her what I had seen.

“Wait here,” she said leaving the room.

She came back with a photograph.

She asked, “Is this the man?”

I said, “Yes.”

She said, “He is the caretaker. He died yesterday. Where you saw him was his favorite place to sit during our meetings. Would you like to speak to the group after the break?”

How often does THAT happen?

A stranger walks into a meeting and is given the podium to address the assembled?

That never happens.

Well, it did once.

It happened to me.

I spoke for about an hour. When I had done everyone invited me to become a member of their group.

For about a year I hung out with them. I learned about ESP, had out of body experiences, saw auras, the whole nine yards.

To say it was an interesting year is to put it mildly.

At the end of the year I returned to Toronto where I briefly ran a program at Toronto’s Rochdale College. I had been invited to show my films there by Judith Merril and Bernie Bombers  when it first opened in 1968. I had no interest in LSD until one night in Rochdale I was given some. I realized that everything I had heard and read in the media about LSD was a complete fabrication. I also realized that until the moment I dropped acid I was literally blind and deaf to the world around me.

When I get interested in something I research and study it. My research taught me what really happened when The Buddha ate the fruit of the bodi tree and became enlightened.

A bodi tree is a fig tree. Through his long fasting The Buddha had lost weight. As well his teeth had become loose. He could only eat food that was decayed so that it was soft. Rotten figs produce ergot. Ergot is natural LSD. The Buddha tripped. (  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergot  )

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since that moment in 1968 when I found out for myself that life as we know it is but a pale shadow. As St. Paul wrote, “We see as if through a glass darkly.”

We are in a time that worships hypocrites. We pay vast amounts of money to people whose only virtue is that they lie exceedingly well.

Hypocrite is the Greek word for actor.

We pay fortunes to movie stars who stand on chalk lines while speaking the words written for them.

That is all they do.

In the old days stunt people did the hard stuff. Today CGI (computer generated images) takes over.

We live in the world seen by Plato in his vision of the cave. We look at shadows, moving shadows.

Don’t get me wrong. I love movies. Always have.

Today people think standing on a chalk line reading lines is a goal to aspire towards.

Hardly.

When ever was being a fake thought being the least bit heroic except now?

On the money most of us could live a lifetime with actors move from movie to movie.

The same with entertainers.

When we shower the people with the songs they want to hear they shower vast amounts of gold back at us.

This is for low level poets as Robert Graves writes in his book, THE WHITE GODDESS which is not an easy book to read though it is a vital one.

Our great poets were driven from the realms in which they lived. Often they were murdered.

It is forgotten that Aesop was not a teller of fables for children but rather a poet whose tongue lashed like a whip across the backs of the hypocrites who eventually murdered him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw7wAeerD7w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LdXvkjFHPg

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/bb/barton.htm

http://www.greatdreams.com/winifred-barton.htm

http://www.mts.net/~rhoffman/bms-home.htm

http://www.energyworksmagazine.com/#!winifred-grace-barton/cntw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWX0H8FIDo

In this series of images from the film WALT BEFORE MICKEY we see the young Disney have his teacher slam his desktop down on his hands for drawing cartoons in his textbook. Our schools don't generate great spirits. They do their best to crush them into conformity.

In this series of images from the film WALT BEFORE MICKEY we see the young Disney have his teacher slam his desktop down on his hands for drawing cartoons in his textbook. Our schools don’t generate great spirits. They do their best to crush them into conformity.

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There is nothing wrong with being an entertainer. Nor is there with being an actor.

It is wrong, however, to confuse those who play at being with those who are what they appear to be.

This week I stumbled upon the film WALT BEFORE MICKEY. In it is a soul crushing scene where the young Disney has his desk top slammed down on his wrists by his teacher for drawing cartoons in his school text book:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAqdGI_U-MU&feature=youtu.be  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8UVLgBJtfU  ) .

Too many, far, far too fucking many have had their souls crushed by our schools. The young native Americans seeking retribution from the schools that singed their souls have legions of Non-Native American brothers and sisters.

On the morning of May 23, 1981 I felt an explosion of pain in my chest so fierce it was crippling. With it came an overwhelming need for the arms of my mother.  I learned years later that when young men are killed in combat they have an overwhelming need for the arms of their mothers. This tells me why mothers know the moment their children are killed in war.

I was living with my sister in Hamilton. I had all of my gear stashed in her basement.

In 1980 everyone I knew began turning against me. In April of 1981 I decided to shut down completely, take the summer off and restart in the fall in one of two places I had been invited to work.

My sister said I could store my stuff at her place. Her husband and my two youngest brothers Michael and Mark came in to move my stuff.

Michael literally had a skull, a death mask, marked on him. I said to myself on seeing him, “That boy is not long for this world.”

On the night of May 23, 1981 at my sister’s we were watching a movie on television. It ended with the main character putting a rifle in his mouth.

The phone rang. My sister got up to answer it.

When she returned she said, “Something terrible has happened to our brother.”

On the television screen the man we were watching had his head explode as he pulled the trigger.

The police had found Michael’s body in a baseball park. He had killed himself that morning.

Following Michael’s funeral my family had me placed in McMaster Psychiatric Hospital.

There, on my 35th birthday, my sister brought in a cake.

As I was cutting into it the head psychiatrist came up. He asked, “Do you know what is wrong with you?”

I replied, “Nothing. I am on time. I am on schedule. I am right where I am supposed to be.”

My words, of course, were pure madness to him.

“There will come a time when everyone you know will turn against you. You are going to celebrate your 35th birthday in a psychiatric hospital after you lose someone very close to you. Do not worry about it. When you come out you will become the richest man on earth,” a fellow I had met in a bar told me one night when I was nineteen.

Drinking age then was twenty-one. I had not let that stop me.

On June 12, 1981 what I had laughed at years before had come to pass.

I was forced to realize that life as we know it, as we experience it really is a thing we see through a glass darkly.

I had asked on going into the psychiatric hospital not to be given drugs. I was told I would not be.

On the first morning when I insisted on not being given medication security guards were called. I was forced to take my medication. I was then stripped naked after which I was locked in a room with a huge glass bubble in the door so that staff could look in without opening the door. The lights were left on twenty-four hours a day. I was in that tomb three days and three nights.

On the fourth day I was let out.

By the time I found I could leave staff told me it would take years for the effect of the medication I had been forced to take to wear off.

No one gave me permission to leave.

I left.

Foolish people measure wealth by the possession of material goods.

The word “wealth” means well being.

As we learn daily those who possess much material goods are not well at all.

They are hardly wealthy.

True wealth can be measured only by what we have inside us for what we have within us passes with us when we cross over into eternity.

This morning I woke up thinking about Dr. Barton. For several weeks now I have been thinking about my brother, Michael.

He wrote a little poem the night before he ended his life:

Poem By a Young Man About To Kill Himself

I will look upon the evening star

And when you see it, think of me as not far

For in that twinkle, there I shall dwell

In the reaches of immortal Hell.

For I’ve been bad and my last sin

Shall cause me always there to dwell in.

 

In my quest I do desire

The open challenges of eternal fire.

I wish you luck and never shame

For you to receive that I am the blame.

Never think what you could have done or try

Because I was only borne to die.

Fair lady, I hope weep you not

For I am where I can’t be fought.

 

Whether for fun or for joy

My best wishes to you I employ

Go to school and do your best

And in that you may find your quest.

Forget me …and always be glad

I would hate to see you sad.

Do not grieve me and don’t ask why

This is my way to say goodbye.

–Michael Hartt, May 22, 1981.

A fellow I met through my programs had a mother who took her own life. His psychiatrist told him they do it so that we won’t forget them. I c an not say that is why people kill themselves. Frankly, I do not for a moment accept that it is. Nonetheless, it is true that I can not forget my brother nor do I wish to.

The year everyone began to turn against me I happened by chance to read a series of articles in newspapers and magazines that said passing through a divorce is like the sudden suicide of a close family member.

My partner of seven years announced in 1980 that he was leaving. What I learned was that to justify their departure the person leaving first murders the person they are splitting from in their mind. They do this by finding fault with their partner. It is we who have failed not them.

As we ask ourself why they left the answer we get may and often does cause us to kill ourself.

At the same time that my partner was leaving me my brother’s partner was leaving him.

Jean Cocteau: “Americans, admit a superfluity lightens the soul. Luxury is  a noble virtue that must not be confused with comfort. You have comfort. You lack luxury. And don’t tell me that money plays a part. The luxury that I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. It is the reward of those who have no fear of discomfort. It is a pledge to our own selves. It is food for the soul.

One day in April of 1981 my partner and almost all of those I had thought friends gave me an ultimatum. They said that if I accepted psychiatric help they would stay.

I thought of what I had been told so many years before of celebrating my 35th birthday in a psychiatric hospital. I was determined that this prediction NOT come true.

I said to them, “Goodbye.”

As they walked out of my life I opened the copy of THE NEW TESTAMENT that lay before me.

In it I read, “If you walk with me your father, your mother, your brothers, your sisters, everyone you know will turn against you. If you continue with me you will possess your self.”

In that instant I knew that until I possess my self I possess nothing. I realized also that my self is all that I can possess.

The word “soul” means at its fullest “self.”

As I thought about self possession I realized that theoretically it should be possible for us to possess ourselves right down to the essence of the dust of which we are made.

Jesus said to those who desired his death, “You do not take my life. I lay it down. I will pick it up.”

These trials, these tribulations we pass through are vital to our soul.

For the last fifteen years, which you know if you have been following my posts, one man has done everything he can short of getting a gun and pulling the trigger to murder me.

Yet everything he has done and continues to do only serves to make me stronger.

He who desires my death has done the most to ensure my life.

In researching Dr. Barton this morning I found more than a few things that are disturbing. I found that she dumped her husband in favour of a much younger man who for a time became her lover and then her husband until he left her for a younger woman.

I learned that she vanished for a time. When she returned she said she had been abducted by aliens. Had she? I don’t know.

What I do know is that in the fall of 1968 I walked into a meeting she was hosting where I saw for the first time visible proof that the life we lead here is but a prelude.

“Have you ever had your heart broken?” a young man once asked me.

I laughed as I replied, “What do you think hearts are for?”

Too many are afraid to have their heart broken.

Before we can be born again we have to die.

I have died a thousand, thousand times.

Like the Phoenix I rise from the ashes renewed, made stronger, eager to once again have my heart broken.

I have one life. I live it forever.

Long ago I rescued my brother from the fire he had been taught to believe he would dwell in forever.

My sister, Linda, watched me leave her behind for two years.

Finally the day came when I took her to school.

She was dressed in her best. She was full of joy.

At noon I went to bring her home.

Her face was red from crying.

She had been called to the office where the principal told her she was a bad girl.

She was given the strap.

Think of that little girl of six as once again you watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAqdGI_U-MU .

The French thinker Montesquieu wrote, “We get three educations. The first comes from our parents, the second from our schools, the third from life. The last makes liars of the first two.”

When I was six my first grade teacher told us to draw stick figures of men and women.

While the others drew the standard stick figures I drew men with cocks and balls, women with breasts.

When she saw them she said, “You are an artist.”

In grade two seeing my stick figures my teacher said, “You have a dirty mind.”

She beat me.

That beating was the most important thing that ever happened to me.

I refused to cry. I refused to draw what she wanted me to draw.

I warn you. Stay the fuck away from me.

I have a dirty mind.

If you don’t too bad.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Winifred Barton. You are on time, on schedule and exactly where you are supposed to be. So to, Sue, are you.

As for myself, I am wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of avarice.

Jean Cocteau: “Whatever people criticize in your work keep it. Whatever the world condemns you for make it your own. It is yourself.”

We have more than enough Keanu Reeves, Matt Damons, and the rest. We have more poets than we need who sing for gold.

Yet neither Keanu nor Matt should concern themselves for they are on time, on schedule and right where Eternity wants them. Fall all that, so is the one determined to destroy me.

What we have a shortage of are real heroes. To be one all we have to be is our self. Of course, no one will pay you millions to be yourself. They will, however, pay Keanu Reeves, Matt Damon and the rest millions to pretend to be you. Go figure. Copies in this world are more valuable than originals in the short run. In the long run, originality counts most.–Reg Hartt. 05/03/2016.

Fir some this is success. For the best it is not. We all know not only that thse foods are poison. The box it comes in has more nutritional value than the productyit contains. This man is nothing but a very well paid whore.

For some this is success. For the best it is not. We all know not only that these foods are poison, the box it comes in has more nutritional value than the product it contains. This man is nothing but a very well paid whore. He is the farthest thing one can imagine from a hero. The tragedy is that his kind are so common.

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In this series of images from the film WALT BEFORE MICKEY we see the young Disney have his teacher slam his desktop down on his hands for drawing cartoons in his textbook. Our schools don't generate great spirits. They do their best to crush them into conformity.

In this series of images from the film WALT BEFORE MICKEY we see the young Disney have his teacher slam his desktop down on his hands for drawing cartoons in his textbook. Our schools don’t generate great spirits. They do their best to crush them into conformity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESUS, THE SHROUD Ian Wilson.

Shroud MayYesterday after I had posted some flyers about THE SHROUD OF TURIN at THE CINEFORUM a fellow I know called to say he had seen a TV special in which it was shown that the image on the Shroud had been created by wrapping the cloth around a statue.

When I told him that was not true he abruptly hung up the phone.

Too bad for him. When what we wish to believe gets in the way of the evidence we are willfully blind.

I have acquired all the available information I can get on this subject. While not everything I do have considerable. Chief among the writers on THE SHROUD OF TURIN is Ian Wilson. From Wilson’s THE MYSTERIOUS SHROUD we read:

“Those who dismiss the Shroud (of Turin) as being the work of an artist often accuse the STURP (Shroud Of Turin Research Project) of having been an overly religious group so committed to the idea of the Shroud’s genuineness that they have blinded themselves to any evidence to the contrary. Such a view is equally as unfair as uncharitable attitudes towards Dr. Walter McCrone. A census of the religious affiliations of the Shroud team conducted by Tom D’Muhala revealed six agnostics, two Mormons, three Jews, four Catholics, with the rest varying colors of Protestant: Methodist, Lutheran, Congregationalist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Dutch Reformed. While it would be true to say that certain key individuals such as Dr. John Jackson are deeply religious, the chemical evidence on which much of this chapter is based  happens to derive principally from a nonpracticing Jew, Dr. Alan Adler. And for a staunch Episcopalian such as thermal chemist Dr. Ray Rogers, the attitude even before setting foot in Turin was one of objective scientific skepticism: “I really was about 50% sure we’d walk in, spend thirty minutes looking at it, and decide that it was hoaxed…not worth doing our tests on…” (pg. 97).

“Overall, as Dr. Alan Adler would sum up the exhaustive work he and his colleagues have done on the Shroud: ‘By the rules of science we have not been able to unauthenticate this image.’ This is another way of saying that science has not been able to prove the Shroud the work of human hands, and that, as we are about to see, has remarkable relevance on a reconsideration of the Shroud’s early history.” (pg. 11).

Some state that neither Jesus not the Apostles saw Jesus as divine. That is not so.

John 20:24-31Modern English Version (MEV)

Jesus and Thomas

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called The Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail prints in His hands, and put my finger in the nail prints, and put my hand in His side, I will not believe.”

26 After eight days His disciples were again inside with the doors shut, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at My hands. Put your hand here and place it in My side. Do not be faithless, but believing.”

28 Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have yet believed.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2020%3A24-31

Some ask if Thomas actually put his finger in the holes. I can only say that confronted with what Thomas was confronted with I would not put my finger in those holes. The point here, however, is Thomas’ reply. He says, “My Lord and My God.”

Confronted with the absoluteness of what stood before him Thomas saw what many fail to see; the door opening on a completely new understanding of reality.

There is another, and equally important, part of this that many, practically everyone, fails to see:

John 14:12-14 (New International Version) 12: Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.   https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A12-14

Conventional Christianity teaches that Jesus is the only begotten Son Of God.

John 1 states different:

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=NIV

We are called to see ourselves in en entirely new light.

To do that requires a courage that only can be called crazy. Start being crazy.–Reg Hartt 04/30/2016.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mysterious-Shroud-Ian-Wilson/dp/0385247486/275-7843231-6398821?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*

https://www.shroud.com/books.htm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mysterious-Shroud-Ian-Wilson/dp/0385247486/275-7843231-6398821?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.shroud.com/books.htm

http://www.thecultureconcept.com/circle/shroud-of-turin-conversation-controversy-melbourne-2014

JESUS THE EVIDENCE:

http://www.equip.org/article/jesus-the-evidence/

BBC Jesus The Evidence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-zsoUjqjU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxoeBzC4CE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUywIdr9ems

Other:

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3783/the_other_shroud_of_christ.aspx

http://theshroudofturin.blogspot.com/2010/04/ian-wilsons-turin-shroud-theories-are.html

Ancient Chinese Calligraphy And Adam and Eve:

http://considerthegospel.org/blog/2013/02/17/was-there-an-adam-the-testimony-of-the-ancient-chinese/

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Standing Up To A Bully

tumblr_m2rnvjEk5L1qklsvwo1_500The Site Toronto.Com describes what myself and others (they ignore the others) as a feud. It is not.

This is the first notice on the web about James Gillis (Dr. Jamie) destroying other people's posters and leaving death threats on their telephone.

This is the first notice on the web about James Gillis (Dr. Jamie) destroying other people’s posters and leaving death threats on their telephone. It dates from 2010. It would be nice to see the folk at Toronto.Com do their homework.

http://www.toronto-ontario.com/2016/01/23/the-10-most-famous-toronto-feuds/

Reg Hartt vs. James Gillis
The feud between these two was described as the Toronto poster wars. Hartt, who runs the Cineforum, has long used posters to advertise his events, as has Gillis through his company Dr. Jamie’s Events. Hartt claims that Gillis distributed slanderous posters about him, which he says forced him to respond with accusatory posters of his own.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2015/07/27/the-story-behind-personal-poster-feud-playing-out-on-toronto-streets.html

Contrary to what the above report this is not a feud.

James Gillis (aka “Dr. Jamie”) has been tearing down other people’s posters, tearing them up, covering them up, and leaving death threats on people’s telephones since he began professionally putting up posters in 2000.

Here are what more responsible journalists have reported:

Oliver Moore, GLOBE AND MAIL Feature Story “STANDING UP TO A BULLY” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

WIKIPEDIA Reg Hartt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Hartt

Lawrence Solomon NATIONAL POST: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/lawrence-solomon-fords-blow-for-film-freedom

Joe Fiorito, TORONTO STAR: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/lawrence-solomon-fords-blow-for-film-freedom

See timeline with links here:

http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15626

Hear Daniel Goggin, former James Gillis (Dr. Jamie) employee speak abut being targeted with smear posters:

http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15224

Dr. Jamie (James Gillis) targeted Daniel Goggin with this poster. Hundreds of them were posted.

Dr. Jamie (James Gillis) targeted Daniel Goggin with this poster. Hundreds of them were posted.

Dr. Jamie (James Gillis) targeted Daniel Goggin with this poster. Hundreds of them were posted.

Dr. Jamie (James Gillis) targeted Daniel Goggin with this poster. Hundreds of them were posted.

This poster, from around 2010, was the first poster ever I ever saw put up on Toronto streets offering to pay $500.00 to have someone's legs broken. It was put up by James Gillis (aka Dr. Jamie).

This poster, from around 2010, was the first poster ever I ever saw put up on Toronto streets offering to pay $500.00 to have someone’s legs broken. It was put up by James Gillis (aka Dr. Jamie).

Dr Jamie 4, 11, 2015 (2)

City of Toronto Postering Bylaws:

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=08cb83cf89870410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=2f5b19f155cb0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

http://www.toronto.ca/311/knowledgebase/43/101000044643.html

Videos Of Poster Abuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqLbmihHZMk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjFD-I08Jdk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmeqU3E7tYs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txx4Xr1Sb9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9dRGjnSxXc

Just a few of the thousands of posters put up around Toronto smearing myself. This has been going on for about sixteen years.

Everyday I find flyers myself and others have posted torn into confetti and placed in clumps behind posters promoting DR. JAMIES POSTER SERVICE.

Everyday I find flyers myself and others have posted torn into confetti and placed in clumps behind posters promoting DR. JAMIES POSTER SERVICE.

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This flyer was posted everywhere when Adam Vaughan ran for parliament last year. I thought Adam would have acted to end this once he saw himself smeared. I thought wrong.

“It ever was, and is, and shall be; Everlasting fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.”

“I had wonderful teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, I’m afraid, the teachers were nice, but they were dopes…I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.”-Jane Jacobs.

As vapor slowed down becomes water and then ice, as Human beings we are ICE. As what we are becoming we are FIRE, LIVING FIRE.

We are energy, fire to the ancients, slowed down so that it becomes matter.

The letters “INRI” which Pilate placed over the head of Jesus on the Cross conventionally reads “Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum” (“Jesus the Nazorean, King of the Jews.”). From Emmanuel Feltaous, who lived here, I learned it can also mean “Ignis Naturalis Regeneratis Ignis” which means “Fire Made Flesh Reborn As Fire.” As Heraclitus long ago stated, “It ever was, and is, and shall be; Everlasting fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.”

This is exactly the same as Einstein’s theory of Relativity: The amount of mass, the amount of energy in the cosmos is constant but variable. As mass grows more, energy grows less. An energy grows more, mass grows less. The sum total of both together however remains forever the same. Actually, it is all energy. Mass is just energy moving slow enough that we can see it.

All of us, you, me, all of us are living fire.

We are more than most dream of.

Contrary to what most think instead of denying Evolution Jesus points the way to the next step in our Evolution when we know ourselves fully for what we are.

All of our yesterdays become today. Tomorrow belongs to us. We are forever.

As Jane Jacobs said, “It is a seamless web.”–Reg Hartt 04/28/2016.Shroud May 3

May 2016 @ The Cineforum

May 2016 At The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst, Toronto. 416-603-6643.

Donation $10.00.

Saturday, April 30, Sunday, May 1

02:00 pm: MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES (2005) Robert Tinnel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467472/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHtxwO298lo

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: THE HOLLYWOOD CARTOON

09:00 pm: Spoken Word: Reg Hartt; WHAT I LEARNED WITH LSD (A lot)

11:59pm:

Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: Herman Hesse SIDDHARTHA (1972) Conrad Rooks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070689/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8_hzSfZr0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_%281972_film%29

09:00 pm: David Bowie: ZIGGY STARDUST (1973) D. A. Pennebaker.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086643/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggy_Stardust_and_the_Spiders_from_Mars_%28film%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmmmqGsi-iw

11:59 pm: Elvis Presley: WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) Philip Dunne.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055623/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_in_the_Country

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poTg28DDiNk

Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: Herman Hesse SIDDHARTHA (1972) Conrad Rooks

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070689/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8_hzSfZr0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_%281972_film%29

09:00 pm: David Bowie: MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983) Nagisa Oshima

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085933/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Christmas,_Mr._Lawrence

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/merry-christmas-mr-lawrence-1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AALrrgEOlvU

https://www.criterion.com/films/27512-merry-christmas-mr-lawrence

11:59 pm: Elvis Presley: JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957) Richard Thorpe.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050556/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jailhouse_Rock_%28film%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewUhkkGZf0

Wednesday, May 4,

02:00 pm: Music in Film: THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND (1995) Joshua Waletzky.  Narrated and hosted by John Mauceri. With the aid (and occasional cheeky interference) of David Raksin, one of the few survivors of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under conductor John Mauceri playing to a big screen, this loving tribute to the great studio composers underlines the importance of their contribution to the success of so many classics. Such names as Alfred Newman, Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold are mulled over and a number of key sequences recreated with live music for the camera (notably The Adventures of Robin Hood), but the real gem is Raksin’s account of how he came to compose the Laura theme. Educational and thrilling.

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: Herman Hesse SIDDHARTHA (1973) Conrad Rooks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070689/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8_hzSfZr0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_%281972_film%29

09:00 pm: David Bowie: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976) Nicholas Roeg.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074851/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Fell_to_Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfccDapMA14

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-man-who-fell-to-earth-2011

11:59 pm: Elvis Presley: FLAMING STAR (1960) Don Siegel, Mickey Moore

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053825/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKxlRpw1_SA

Thursday, May 5,

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: Herman Hesse SIDDHARTHA (1973) Conrad Rooks

09:00 pm: David Bowie: THE HUNGER (1983) Tony Scott

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/features/394629-appreciation-david-bowies-performance-1983s-hunger/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9IDoAPC6Ps

11:59 pm: Elvis Presley: KING CREOLE  (1958) Michael Curtiz.

http://www.elvis-history-blog.com/king-creole.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfkLnZhhoTY

Saturday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

02:00 pm: MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES (2005) Robert Tinnel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467472/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHtxwO298lo

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: METROPOLIS (1926) Fritz Lang.  Score Created By Reg Hartt

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%281927_film%29

About Reg Hartt’s Score For METROPOLIS:

“Last week I finally got a chance to see a film I have been trying to see for literally years. That film is METROPOLIS, and I don’t mean Giorgio Moroder’s head-banger version. No, I’m talking about the most complete version of the film as it was meant to be seen in a l6mm print so clear, so clean you’d think the film was made a year ago. Wow. I mean I have been hearing stories about METROPOLIS for a long time, but I never thought my expectations would be met let alone far surpassed. And this without the “help” of Mr. Moroder. Does this mean there wasn’t a soundtrack? “Far from it. Accompanying the film was a brilliant (and I mean brilliant) soundtrack combining both modern music and classical pieces. This soundtrack suited the film when we all know Moroder’s didn’t. So who has this print of the film? Reg Hartt….If you know anything about Reg Hartt you know his lectures are anything but boring. He’s thrown chairs at people, kicked non-believers out, slandered near everyone under the sun (who usually deserves it) and started near riots. In other words, a real entertaining guy. Honestly. Reg is a lot of fun, he knows more about film (and the politics of film) than all of my teachers combined. And his soundtracks!”–From a letter to Ottawa’s Towne Cinema:

 

“I have left so many cinemas looking like I’ve been smelling onions for two hours that it is a pleasure and a catharsis to alert you to a redeeming film experience I enjoyed recently. It was not exactly an epiphany, but when something brilliant comes along, it deserves comment beyond self congratulations on managing to stay awake. “What I’m referring to is a recent screening of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS I attended at Reg Hartt’s Cineforum. I’ve seen the film with every sort of accompaniment except organ grinder and a monkey. When organ and even the now rare orchestral accompaniments have been attached to one of the “silent” classics, it is still hard to avoid the giggle factor what with all the usual silent movie grand overwrought gestural school of acting methods. However, Reg Hartt has completely transcended the predictable approach and has presented a classic film with a brilliant multi-layered sound track that forgives the histrionic giggle factor. Hartt allows us to see a great film with a fresh perspective. “I am not Mr. Hartt’s P. R. council but as someone who has been in the film industry for decades and who celebrates cinematic excellence,I hope you will take the opportunity to experience this superb revitalization of METROPOLIS with its innovative music track.”–DOUGLAS ELIUK, education officer National Film Board of Canada; Canadian Cultural Attaché to America.

Sunday, May 8, 15, 22, 29.

02:00 pm: Sabu: THE JUNGLE BOOK (1942) Zoltan Korda.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034928/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabu_Dastagir

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_and_Life_of_Great_American_Cities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Age_Ahead

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-walking-tours

07:00 pm: SALVADOR DALI/LUIS BUNUEL FILM FEST

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020530/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021577/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un_Chien_Andalou

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L’Age_d’Or

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021577/

09:00 pm: THE GENIUS OF ANIMATION DIRECTOR/PRODUCER FRIZ FRELENG

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293989/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friz_Freleng

11:59 pm: Poetry Spoken Word: Reg Hartt GILGAMESH

https://books.google.com/books/about/Gilgamesh.html?id=uBIxAAAACAAJ

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