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WHAT WOULD JANE JACOBS DO? As you did to the least of these you did to me

Please help me do what Jane Jacobs would do.

Please help me do what Jane Jacobs would do.

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An open letter to James Gillis (aka “DR. JAMIE) of DR. JAMIE’S EVENTS PROMOTION and DR. JAMIE’S USED BIKES.

I am posting the NEW TESTAMENT references  to deal with the “anonymouse” hate phone call you or one of your friends left me stating that if I don’t accept your/their version of Jesus I am going to burn in Hell.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw

I make a point of helping the helpless. Over the years you have made a point of harming them. Unless YOU have a change of heart for the better on Judgement Day it will be you not I the LORD will be telling to go to Hell.

Matthew 25:31-46English Standard Version (ESV)

The Final Judgment

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25%3A31-46&version=ESV

Luke 10:25-37New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2010:25-37

 

Now let us look at the Laws regarding Street Postering.

City of Toronto Poster Bylaws. Note that some of the flyers are Reg Hartt flyers.

City of Toronto Poster Bylaws. Note that some of the flyers are Reg Hartt flyers.

1. Supreme Court of Canada Ramsden Decision:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsden_v_Peterborough_%28City_of%29
https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/1038/index.do

2. City Of Toronto Poster Bylaws:

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

THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RAMSDEN DECISION is a landmark decision. It defends street postering as FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA (magazines, newspaper, movie theaters, radio, television, etc..).

They did not do that so that one person (you, me or anyone else) could make a business out of it.

THE CITY OF TORONTO POSTER BYLAWS limit poster size to an 8 1/2 by 11 inch size with only one poster per event per kiosk.

Do you, James Gillis, keep those bylaws? Let’s take a look at one of your recent postings: http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=14978

I limit my posters to the legal size.

Here is your current flyer attacking myself.

Had Jessica Smith Close made clear that I desire not the death of this man but that he start behaving civilly he would still have published this poster.

Had Jessica Smith Close made clear that I desire not the death of this man but that he start behaving civilly he would still have published this poster.

On it you state several things that are wrong which is nothing unusual for you. You state, “Reg Hartt admits to the Metro News, Tues July 28, to communicating to murder his competitor, Dr. Jamie.”

First, I am not your competitor. I promote my events. On occasion when asked I help others promote their events. I am not in the business of putting up street posters. If you look at the CITY POSTER BYLAWS illustration of kiosks and bulletin boards above you will see posters there for my Ayn Rand presentation. Right from the get go the City established that my posters have a right to be there. Your posters, in the main, do not.

Secondly, I did not admit to communicating to murder you because I have not the desire to murder you (though, clearly, from the material you have posted your heart is evil to many including myself). What I did say to Jessica Smith Close, the Metro News Reporter, in an email sent July 24, 2015, is that I do not desire your death. She saw fit not to report that which was her decision. She had the information. Maybe it did not suit her purpose in painting as black a picture of myself as she could. What I do desire (and what I stated to her) is that you begin to behave in a more civil manner. I don’t think that an unreasonable desire.

Jessica Smith Close asked for a timeline. It seems she ignored it in writing her piece. Here is that I sent her:

In this email I state I do not wish James Gillis dead though I do wish he would behave more civilly.

In this email I state I do not wish James Gillis dead though I do wish he would behave more civilly.

Timeline with links:

Jamie posted flyers about five years ago stating he has been postering for over 14 years. When he first started postering he put flyers attacking myself. I have them on file.

2008: Jamie sifts through the ashes of Duke’s Cycle for bicycle parts after Queen Street West Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7D4d8jMeFo.

December 10, 2010: Terry Ross (Terry The Rat) Video. Terry Ross was employed by Gillis to put up posters. He owed him a lot of money and refused to pay Terry. Gillis came up behind Ross on Queen Street, knocked him down and beat him so harshly Terry went to a hospital. The attack was witnessed by a police officer who told Terry to press charges. Tery said, “I’m not a rat,” and refused to. That was in 2009. Shortly after the posters targeting Terry appeared all over downtown Toronto. This video was posted Dec. 10, 2010.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6wuSoPjlc

Sunday, June 20, 2010:
This was the next attack by Gillis over street postering: http://posterstoronto.blogspot.ca/2010/06/davisville-psycho.html . Note they state death threats were left on their telephone.

Two years pass.

February 2, 2012:
The first vicious attack on myself surfaced in the comments section (now deleted) in this piece published in NOW magazine. I believe I have them all on a hard drive. Then they appeared as street flyers. They are followed by the REG HARTT PEDOPHILE POSTERS.  https://nowtoronto.com/news/papering-over-postering-rights/

Feb 6, 2012, Daniel Goggin: IS DR. JAMIE WORSE THAN IGOR KENK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEV_VrZhuI

February 24, 2012: Oliver Moore, of THE GLOBE AND MAIL, publishes this article appears in: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

Feb 18, 2013: Daniel Goggin talks about being targeted by Jamie with street posters, about being asked to use fire damaged parts to repair bicycles, about being asked to certify unsafe bikes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96QfcjaR2U .

April 17, 2014: Adam Vaughan runs for Liberals. Posters appear saying “WHY DOES ADAM VAUGHAN SUPPORT REG’S HARTT’S KIDDIE PORN CINEMA”1 2

This is a completely bogus flyer crafted to look as if it came from myself. It is meant to stir up public opinion in the worst possible way, in short, to provoke a lynching.

This is a completely bogus flyer crafted to look as if it came from myself. It is meant to stir up public opinion in the worst possible way, in short, to provoke a lynching.

This is the alleged "kiddie porn." The film is Pier Paolo Passonlini's 120 DAYS OF SODOM. The picture is available on dvd. It regularly screens not only at THE CINEFORUM but also at other venues including THE BELL LIGHTBOX. Porn kiddie or otherwise it is not.

This is the alleged “kiddie porn.” The film is Pier Paolo Passonlini’s 120 DAYS OF SODOM. The picture is available on dvd. It regularly screens not only at THE CINEFORUM but also at other venues including THE BELL LIGHTBOX. Porn kiddie or otherwise it is not.

This poster was on kiosks all over the downtown core. This has been going on for over fifteen years. For info on who is behind it go here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

This poster was on kiosks all over the downtown core. This has been going on for over fifteen years. For info on who is behind it go here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

July 30, 2014, Joe Cressy runs for council. He drops by 463 Bathurst Street (The Cineforum) First thing he says is, “I’ve seen those flyers. This is hate.”

Summer 2014: I start to get anonymous threatening telephone calls. On May 13, 2015 I post them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw

Just found this by accident. No idea (?!) who created this site with the triple x porn link at the top. Know I did not: http://itvideo.me/page/Reg-Hartt
http://www.blogto.com/film/2012/02/the_cineforum_bids_goodbye_yet_again/
http://www.rowthree.com/2012/02/22/repertory-cinema-going-toronto-turf-wars/

If you wish I can make you a DVD of the many posters that have been made attacking others and myself. My posters are routinely torn up and posted in clumps behind those posted by Jamie. You can see that here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PQEe6ryuk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20l7kxz3DG8

Yes, my “IS IT TIME TO EXTERMINATE DR. JAMIE posters are extreme. Their intention was not, however, to exterminate you but to draw attention to the people you have been trying to exterminate over the years.

Now let’s take a long hard (and disgusting) look at the posters you have been putting up. The miracle is that after suffering all this abuse from you I do not desire your death.

What I do desire is that you stop, just stop, putting up cowardly “anonymouse” flyers meant to bring as much harm as possible upon the heads of those targeted in them.

Jessica Smith Close calls herself an “investigative journalist.” Well, she did not do much investigating.  Another person who calls himself a journalist, said, “take me off your email list.”

Jamie, you have harmed an awful lot of people over the years. Has it never occurred to you that all of them would leap at the chance to speak out against you testifying in a court room.

Here is what one of them, John-Paul Re, has to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP17OeXDCg.

And, yes, I do take down posters. The fine for covering a poster is $490.00. Instead of covering out of date posters (as most do) I stop to take them down. I also spoke with the City’s Bylaw Office. They confirmed that I have the right to take down illegal oversize posters as well as multiple copies of the same poster. Again, if I cover them (as most do) the fine is $490.00. I’d rather take the time, do it right and keep the money in my pockets.

To sum up, Jamie.

I don’t want you dead. I do want you behaving in a respectable manner.

If that is too much to ask of you please find another city in which to wreak your destruction.

These are just a few of the thousands of posters put up by James Gillis (Dr. Jamie) of DR. JAMIE’S EVENTS PROMOTION and DR. JAMIES POLICE AUCTION BIKES. You can email him directly at drjamies@drjamiesevents.com .

Please help me end this. Thank you.

What would Jane Jacobs do? She’d do to Jamie what she did to Robert Moses. She would stop him.

There are two kinds of people. There are those who say, “There is nothing I can do.” Like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the good Samaritan, they walk on by. Then there are the ones like Jane Jacobs and the Samaritan (who, in the eyes of the priest and Levite was unclean filth) who know there is always something we can do. John Semley belongs to the ones who walk on by. Who do you belong with? The best WALK WITH JANE JACOBS AND THE SAMARITAN.

Joe Fioritio, in THE TORONTO STAR, asked, “And you will permit me an observation: if Martin Sheen can come to town and stand on the picket line with striking hotel workers, why won’t our senior cineastes stand up for Reg Hartt, as the city moves to strike him down?”

The answer is that those folks are with the priest and the Levite. They walk on by. This is why I don’t go to TIFF. I have no time for hypocrites. Neither did Jane.–Reg Hartt, 8/3/2015.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2010/09/15/fiorito_we_gotta_have_hartt.html

Here is what Jessica Smith Close chose to close her eyes to. If you want to read the anti-homosexual religious propaganda he sent me ask for it. It has nothing to do with Christ and everything to do with the author of lies and murder.

Toronto does not have as many fools a James Gillis thinks it has.

Toronto does not have as many fools a James Gillis thinks it has.

Keith Haring Street Poster

Keith Haring Street Poster. When I saw Jamie’s posters targeting Terry Ross I thought of The Last Judgement: “What you did to the least of these my brothers you did to me.” I did everything I could to keep Terry from being killed. Most said, “There is nothing I can do.” One woman in former Mayor David Miller’s office emailed me saying, “I will end this.” She did.

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Another person to feel the poison of this man was bike courier Daniel Goggin who is also one of the city's best bike mechanics. The man behind these attacks offers POLICE AUCTION BIKES for sale. Daniel worked for him briefly. He quit because he was asked to certify bicycles that were not safe. A few years back a huge fire on Queen Street West at Bathurst levelled a block. One of the shops destroyed was a bicycle shop. The man behind these attacks sifted through the ashes for bike parts. Told they were not safe he used them anyway. Daniel found himself the target of a vicious street poster campaign.

Another person to feel the poison of this man was bike courier Daniel Goggin who is also one of the city’s best bike mechanics. The man behind these attacks offers POLICE AUCTION BIKES for sale. Daniel worked for him briefly. He quit because he was asked to certify bicycles that were not safe. A few years back a huge fire on Queen Street West at Bathurst levelled a block. One of the shops destroyed was a bicycle shop. The man behind these attacks sifted through the ashes for bike parts. Told they were not safe he used them anyway. Daniel found himself the target of a vicious street poster campaign.

Gillis attacked homosexual community with this hate poster yet XTRA!, the city's gay journal, chooses to remain silent. Why?

Gillis attacked homosexual community with this hate poster yet XTRA!, the city’s gay journal, chooses to remain silent. Why?

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One of the most refreshing things I saw yesterday was when I opened this trash container to put a bundle of hate posters where they belong. Someone else had done it as well. When you see them please do the same.

One of the most refreshing things I saw yesterday was when I opened this trash container to put a bundle of hate posters where they belong. Someone else had done it as well. When you see them please do the same.

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The film he is calling kiddieporn is Pasolini's SALO: 120 DAYS OF SODOM which I am showing NOW so you can see it at THE CINEFORUM and decide for yourself what should be done to the one behind this hate-filled campaign.

The film he is calling kiddieporn is Pasolini’s SALO: 120 DAYS OF SODOM which I am showing NOW so you can see it at THE CINEFORUM and decide for yourself what should be done to the one behind this hate-filled campaign.

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This is a completely bogus flyer crafted to look as if it came from myself. It is meant to stir up public opinion in the worst possible way, in short, to provoke a lynching.

This is a completely bogus flyer crafted to look as if it came from myself. It is meant to stir up public opinion in the worst possible way, in short, to provoke a lynching.

This is the alleged "kiddie porn." The film is Pier Paolo Passonlini's 120 DAYS OF SODOM. The picture is available on dvd. It regularly screens not only at THE CINEFORUM but also at other venues including THE BELL LIGHTBOX. Porn kiddie or otherwise it is not.

This is the alleged “kiddie porn.” The film is Pier Paolo Passonlini’s 120 DAYS OF SODOM. The picture is available on dvd. It regularly screens not only at THE CINEFORUM but also at other venues including THE BELL LIGHTBOX. Porn kiddie or otherwise it is not.

This poster was on kiosks all over the downtown core. This has been going on for over fifteen years. For info on who is behind it go here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

This poster was on kiosks all over the downtown core. This has been going on for over fifteen years. For info on who is behind it go here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

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One of the many posters put up by "Dr. Jamie" smearing myself. Here he tries to link me with a recent kiddie porn bust.

One of the many posters put up by “Dr. Jamie” smearing myself. Here he tries to link me with a recent kiddie porn bust.

Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Daniel Goggin, a former employee.

Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Daniel Goggin, a former employee.

Dr. Jamie Street poster.

Dr. Jamie Street poster.

Dr Jamie attacks Daniel Goggin

Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Terry Ross.

Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Terry Ross.

Dr. Jamie Street poster targetting Reg Hartt

Dr. Jamie Street poster targetting Reg Hartt

Dr Jamie street poster.

Dr Jamie street poster.

Dr. Jamie Street posters

Dr. Jamie Street posters

Dr. Jamie Street posters targetting Reg Hartt

Dr. Jamie Street posters targetting Reg Hartt

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Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Reg Hartt.

Dr. Jamie Street Poster targeting Reg Hartt.

Dr Jamie Thursday March 15 2012 11 x 17 inch posters placed by commercial interests for commercial interests that have access to mainstream media not only are not protected in the Ramsden Decision they also steal the space meant for the individual. Dr Jamie attacks Daniel Goggin Drug Dealers

Customer Reviews of Dr. Jamie's Bike Clinic: http://www.yelp.ca/not_recommended_reviews/dr-jamies-bike-clinic-toronto-2

Customer Reviews of Dr. Jamie’s Bike Clinic: http://www.yelp.ca/not_recommended_reviews/dr-jamies-bike-clinic-toronto-2

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Racist flyer posted by Dr. Jamie in effort to make it appear it had been posted by Reg Hartt. This was put up during CARIBANA. Literally hundreds of them went up.Was the intention that an outraged Black man would shoot Hartt?

Racist flyer posted by Dr. Jamie in effort to make it appear it had been posted by Reg Hartt. This was put up during CARIBANA. Literally hundreds of them went up.Was the intention that an outraged Black man would shoot Hartt?

This racist poster was placed with mine during CARIBANA to appear as if I had posted it.n It was meant to get me shot.

This racist poster was placed with mine during CARIBANA to appear as if I had posted it.n It was meant to get me shot.

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Daniel Goggin is a much loved figure in the Bike Courier Community. He had to refrain his courier friends from fire bombing James Gillis' place of business. At that time Gillis lived and worked out of THE OAKLEAF STEAMBATH in Toronto and has a used bike shop on Dundas West.Property owners do not realize how fortunate they are thast the people attacked by this man have shown more restraint than Gillis in the actions and responsibilities.

Daniel Goggin is a much loved figure in the Bike Courier Community. He had to refrain his courier friends from fire bombing James Gillis’ place of business. At that time Gillis lived and worked out of THE OAKLEAF STEAMBATH in Toronto and has a used bike shop on Dundas West.Property owners do not realize how fortunate they are thast the people attacked by this man have shown more restraint than Gillis in the actions and responsibilities.

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Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

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Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

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Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

Posters placed by Dr. Jamie.

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The first one

The first one

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These are the first posters put up attacking me on the streets by my "anonymouse" attacker. They are mild compared to what was to come.

These are the first posters put up attacking me on the streets by my “anonymouse” attacker. They are mild compared to what was to come.

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A furious Dr. Jamie wall-papered the city today (Feb. 7, 2012) with this poster denouncing Daniel Goggin. He also put up more of his anti-Reg Hartt posters.

A furious Dr. Jamie wall-papered the city today (Feb. 7, 2012) with this poster denouncing Daniel Goggin. He also put up more of his anti-Reg Hartt posters.

This racist flyer was posted all over the city during Caribana in an effort to make people believe Reg Hartt had posted it.

"Dr. Jamie" Gillis posting flyers on a city provided site after having removed everything else that was there.

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Dr. Jamie posted this flyer heavily downtown during Caribana weekend and has re-posted it several times since. He did his best to make it look like work I do. More than one person said, "He is trying to get you killed."

Dr. Jamie posted this flyer heavily downtown during Caribana weekend and has re-posted it several times since. He did his best to make it look like work I do. More than one person said, “He is trying to get you killed.”

What would Jane Jacobs do?

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What would Jane Jacobs do?

She’d do what she always did. She whip this person’s ass so hard he’d learn to behave civilly or he would move to someplace like, it seems, Toronto where he could get away with ths.

“My mother loved you,” said her son James to me on Bloor Street.

She would not love this. She would not love seeing her name on a poster meant to destroy me.

She would say to the writers at THE STAR, THE SUN, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE NATIONAL POST, NOW magazine, XTRA! and, yes, THE METRO NEWS, “What are you people doing?”

What I sent to Jessica Smith Close (much of which she chose to ignore):

reg hartt <rhartt4363@gmail.com>

Jul 24 (8 days ago)

Jessica,

Here is a rough timeline with links:

Jamie posted flyers about five years ago stating he has been postering for over 15 years. When he first started postering he put flyers attacking myself. I have them on file.
2008: Jamie sifts through the ashes of Duke’s Cycle for bicycle parts after Queen Street West Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7D4d8jMeFo.
December 10, 2010:  Terry Ross (Terry The Rat) Video. Terry Ross was employed by Gillis to put up posters. He owed him a lot of money and refused to pay Terry. Gillis came up behind Ross on Queen Street, knocked him down and beat him so harshly Terry went to a hospital. The attack was witnessed by a police officer who told Terry to press charges. Tery said, “I’m not a rat,” and refused to. That was in 2009. Shortly after the posters targeting Terry appeared all over downtown Toronto. This video was posted Dec. 10, 2010.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6wuSoPjlcSunday, June 20, 2010: http://posterstoronto.blogspot.ca/2010/06/davisville-psycho.htmlThis was the next attack by Gillis over street postering.
Two years pass.
February 2, 2012: https://nowtoronto.com/news/papering-over-postering-rights/The first vicious attack on myself surfaced in the comments section (now deleted) in this piece published in NOW magazine. I believe I have them all on a hard drive. Then they appeared as street flyers. They are followed by the REG HARTT PEDOPHILE POSTERS.
Feb 6, 2012, Daniel Goggin: IS DR. JAMIE WORSE THAN IGOR KENK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEV_VrZhuIFebruary 24, 2012: Oliver Moore, of THE GLOBE AND MAIL, publishes this article appears in: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/
Feb 18, 2013: Daniel Goggin talks about being targeted by Jamie with street posters.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96QfcjaR2U .
April 17, 2014: Adam Vaughan runs for Liberals. Posters appear saying “WHY DOES ADAM VAUGHAN SUPPORT REG’S HARTT’S KIDDIE PORN CINEMA”
July 30, 2014, Joe Cressy runs for council. He drops by 463 Bathurst Street (The Cineforum) First thing he says is, “I’ve seen those flyers. This is hate.”
Summer 2014: I start to get anonymous threatening telephone calls. On May 13, 2015 I post them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw  Just found this by accident. No idea (?!) who created this site with the triple x porn link at the top. Know I did not: http://itvideo.me/page/Reg-Hartthttp://www.blogto.com/film/2012/02/the_cineforum_bids_goodbye_yet_again/http://www.rowthree.com/2012/02/22/repertory-cinema-going-toronto-turf-wars/  If you wish I can make you a DVD of the many posters that have been made attacking others and myself. My posters are routinely torn up and posted in clumps behind those posted by Jamie. You can see that here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PQEe6ryukhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20l7kxz3DG8 If you need more info just ask.–Reg Hartt

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As you can see from this email I made it clear to Jessica Smith Close that I do not desire the death of James Gillis but do desire he start behaving civilly. Would have been nice of her to include this in her piece. Gillis desires not only to bring harm to myself but also to others. My posters were and are designed to prevent harm both to myself and to others.

As you can see from this email I made it clear to Jessica Smith Close that I do not desire the death of James Gillis but do desire he start behaving civilly. Would have been nice of her to include this in her piece. Gillis desires not only to bring harm to myself but also to others. My posters were and are designed to prevent harm both to myself and to others.

Has Jessica Smith Close made clear that I desire not the death of this man but that he start behaving civilly he would still have published this poster.

Has Jessica Smith Close made clear that I desire not the death of this man but that he start behaving civilly he would still have published this poster.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN IN TORONTO @ REG HARTT’S THE PUBLIC ENEMY

In the past when a replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN has been on display in Toronto it has always been in a setting which, at best, can only be described as foreboding.

In the past when a replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN has been on display it has always been in settings which, which, at best, can only be described as foreboding. Here the setting is as far from foreboding as it can get. You are welcome to bring a beer, a bottle of wine, some whiskey or go out back and smoke a little pot. People line up for days in Turin to get a 2 minute glimpse. What I find most remarkable about the image on this cloth is the profound look of peace on the face of a man who had had done to him the worst any government in this world could dream of doing to us. Whether you believe in Jesus or not (and I do not believe in Jesus as the Son of God. I KNOW HE IS--there IS a difference) that alone to witness to how insufficient all governments including our own are.

In the past when a replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN has been on display it has always been in settings which, which, at best, can only be described as foreboding. Here the setting is as far from foreboding as it can get. You are welcome to bring a beer, a bottle of wine, some whiskey or go out back and smoke a little pot. People line up for days in Turin to get a 2 minute glimpse. What I find most remarkable about the image on this cloth is the profound look of peace on the face of a man who had had done to him the worst any government in this world could dream of doing to us. Whether you believe in Jesus or not (and I do not believe in Jesus as the Son of God. I KNOW HE IS–there IS a difference) that alone to witness to how insufficient all governments including our own are.

I was RAISED in an Orthodox Jewish home but walked away when I was 13 (after my Bar Mitzvah).  I do not practice any particular organized religion these days, but have a deep faith in God. So I am still Jewish, but do not practice the Orthodox faith.

A Replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN obtained from Barry Schwortz, the official photographer of the 1978 STURP team which examined THE SHROUD is now in Toronto at Reg Hartt’s THE PUBLIC ENEMY (aka THE CINEFORUM, HELL’S KITCHEN) , 463 Bathurst Street in Toronto. The setting is as far from foreboding as it gets. There is a BEER STORE across The Street. You are welcome to bring in a beer, a bottle of wine, some whiskey or, if you prefer, to go out back and smoke a little pot.

You can come by any day at any time between 12 noon and 10pm. Just call first to make sure we are here.

For information on Barrie Schwortz, STURP and The Shroud go here: https://www.shroud.com/ , and here,
http://shrouduniversity.com .

Sundays at 8pm for those who wish to see it I will be screening Barrie Schowrtz talking about The Shroud.

Barrie was a Jew not a Christian when asked to join the STURP team. He asked why he, a Non-Christian and an Orthodox Jew was wanted on the team. He was told, “Because, as such, you have nothing to prove and everything to disprove.”

It took Barrie 17 years to accept that the man on this cloth IS Jesus.

While Barrie was RAISED in an Orthodox Jewish home he walked away from God when he was 13 (after his Bar Mitzvah).  He (rightly)  does not practice any particular organized religion these days, but does have a deep faith in God. He is still Jewish, but does not practice the Orthodox faith.

I have a number of excellent documentaries on the Shroud of Turin including:

THE SILENT WITNESS (1978) which won a British Academy Award. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253705/combined

THE SHROUD OF TURIN (2008) Commissioned by the BBC.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220584/

SHROUD (2010) The official film for the 2010 Exposition of The Shroud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC1GyB6Id4Y

THE FABRIC OF TIME (2007) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJB24suDEC8

If, while you are here, you would like to see one of them (and time permits) ask. No fee will be asked of you neither coming nor going out. This is for everyone. I want no one feeling ashamed or unable to come because they are poor.

As well as a large number of others films and books including what I feel is the best, Ian Wilson’s THE BLOOD AND THE SHROUD http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/916567.The_Blood_and_the_Shroud .

Before you walk in here, you should know that in conventional religious views I, myself, am considered an abomination.

Jesus was as far from conventional as one can get. Those views are not his. In fact, this censoriousness is of The Devil.

Neither am I religious.

The word “religion” comes from two Latin words. They are “re” which means “back” as in return (turn back, etc.) and “ligare” which means “tie.” (http://latin-dictionary.net/definition/25678/ligo-ligare-ligavi-ligatus) The word ‘religion’ means ‘to tie back,’ to bind,” ‘to restrain.’ The word ‘religion” has nothing to do with Jesus who taught that the Truth will makes Free. That means it does not bind us, tie us back, nor restrain us.

The Apostles Peter and Paul, when asked about why Gentiles should not be circumcised, replied that to impose one part of the laws in Leviticus  is to impose ALL of the laws in Leviticus and that, in Christ, we are free. Added Peter, “Why burden them with that which neither we nor the fathers could bear?”

Those who say those laws are still in force are saying they can bear what Peter and the fathers could not.

I say clearly that they are full of shit.

Jean Cocteau put it best: “Whatever the world condemns you for make it your own. It is yourself.”

With Barrie Schwortz I do not identify myself as a Christian.

I have spent the years since I first read THE NEW TESTAMENT cover to cover five times on a bus trip out to Hollywood, California at the invitation of a friend, studying THE NEW TESTAMENT. I have it in a multitude of translations which  is of great help when I re-re-read it (and, in the process, learned how much can be lost depending on the translator).

As well I have the excellent Pelican Series of New Testament Commentaries which I have read, re-read and continue to read. I recommend them to all. THE GOSPEL OF JOHN is the shortest of the Gospels and the largest of The Pelican Commentaries (688 pages).

Yes, I am well aware of this passage from the end of Chapter One of Paul’s Letter to the Romans:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%201&version=NIV
I am also aware of this passage from Romans 2 (which, it seems, a Hell of a lot of people are not):

2 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.

The beginning of THE GOSPEL OF JOHN states: 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Conventional Christianity teaches that Jesus is the only Begotten Child of God.

THE GOSPELS, however, teach that Jesus is the FIRST of the Begotten Children of God.

My first night in Hollywood I was given a sandwich to eat.

After I had eaten it the man who had given it to me said, “Do you know what we gave those two boys from Texas in their pops? We gave them LSD. Do you know what we gave you in the sandwich you just now ate? We gave you an elephant knock out pill.”

I asked, “What is that?”

He said, “Something used to knock out an elephant. In a few moments you won’t be able to move.”

Jesus taught that nothing going into a man can harm him. It is what comes out of a man that kills him.

I put my trust in those words. I went off where I could be alone. I found that those words are true.

They were true when Jesus spoke them. They are true now.

When I went to churches I was told I was not welcome and not to come back.

When Jesus went into churches, synagogues and temples he was told he was not welcome and not to come back. Often he was met with violence.

‘The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children,’ — MATT. xi.19. This why I invite you to bring a beer, some wine, some whiskey or, if you would like, a little pot (please smoke it in the back, Personally, I don’t smoke but I do eat so if you have brownies, candies, cookies, etc.. I am happy to sample them.

In the East it is said, “The nearer the temple the farther from The Buddha.”

There is a similar saying in the West, “The nearer the church/synagogue/temple the farther from God.”

Jean Cocteau, whom I referenced above, was all of his life in a time when it took balls to be it, an open homosexual. Many young men entered his life as a result of which their lives were changed for the better.

Many young men have entered my life over the years as a result of which their lives were changed for the better.

At one time I thought God hated homosexuals. That was because everything I had read and been told said that.

The word “Abba” which Jesus used to address God is translated as “Father.” The word sin means to miss the mark. Father misses the mark. The correct word is not Father but Papa (which is what Pope means in English).

Jesus called God Papa. I call God Papa.

I asked Papa why He chose for me to remain me.

Dad said, “I knew you before you were conceived. I chose you to prove the lie that I hate homosexuals. There is only one thing I hate. I hate this damned censoriousness which is of The Devil.”

Often conventional Christians say to me, “You are a sinner!”

I reply, “And you are not?”

I don’t give a fuck if you are an Atheist, a Buddhist, a Hindu, an Orthodox Jews, a Shintoist (I have a fellow from Japan who is an awedome musician and a Shintoist, You may have seen him on the streets of this city play a didgeridoo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IelgCBVGeD8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z22aqB2nYaE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJlXTrBCmA4). Providence brought him to me as two years ago it brought a young Hindu, Aditya Shankar who, during the recent brouhaha in India over homosexuality was the face of gay youth India (http://www.dailyxtra.com/toronto/news-and-ideas/news/gay-u-t-student-from-india-refuses-criminalized-77317 ).

I don’t give a damn what you believe (or don’t believe). I do give a damn if when you see someone homeless, hungry, naked, sick or in prison you do what you can to help them.

If you do that you are my brother, you are my sister, you are my Christ.

If you pass the homeless, the hungry, the naked, those sick or in prison and pass them by (I’m not talking about those who make being hungry, homeless, naked, sick or being in prison a profession) then I don’t care what church you belong to, fuck off.

There is a group that meets every Sunday in a movie theater. They call themselves want  THE CHURCH FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE CHURCH.

The word “church” means “community.” This they are a community for people who don’t like community.

In a plainer word, “snobs.”

To Hell with them.

Like Jesus, I much prefer the company of sinners of which number proudly I am not only one but hardened.

While Martin Scorsese’s film of Nikos Kazantzakis’sTHE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST misses the mark as a whole there is one thing on which it hits the mark dead center. Asked why he had Jesus kissing the Apostles as a homosexual kisses his lover Scorsese replied, “It is called a ‘Holy Kiss.’ It how Jesus greeted them and, at that time, Christians greeted each other.”

I leave you with a Holy Kiss.

HE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST: Asked why he had Jesus kissing the Apostles as a homosexual kisses his lover Scorsese replied, "It is called a 'Holy Kiss.' It how Jesus greeted them and, at that time, Christians greeted each other."

HE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST: Asked why he had Jesus kissing the Apostles as a homosexual kisses his lover Scorsese replied, “It is called a ‘Holy Kiss.’ It how Jesus greeted them and, at that time, Christians greeted each other.”

–Yours in Christ, Reg Hartt, 8/1/2015.

 

Aditya Shankar, the Face of Gay Youth India, is a Hindu firm in his Faith who knows that those who see him as an abomination are assholes.

Aditya Shankar, the Face of Gay Youth India, is a Hindu firm in his Faith who knows that those who see him as an abomination are assholes.

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The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin

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'And who told you to give the Holy Shroud a good wash?'

‘And who told you to give the Holy Shroud a good wash?’

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INRI: Ignis Naturalis Regeneratis Ignis (The Light Made Flesh Reborn As Light)

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This picture was created in the 1980s by Bruce Simson who was then living in my house. Note that he placed nail wound in the wrist where it was not, as in conventional pictures, the palm where it was not.

This picture was created in the 1980s by Bruce Simpson who was then living in my house. Note that he placed the nail wound in the wrist where it was not, as in conventional pictures, in the palm where it was not.

In the 1980s Vincent Morrissette Hall (who, by the way, is a genius), a fellow then living with me, told me of a friend who was homeless and needed a place.

Chance (Providence) brought Vincent Morrissette Hall, a genius, into my life.

Chance (Providence) brought Vincent Morrissette Hall, a genius, into my life.

We brought him on board.

After a bit the fellow told me he wanted to persue a career in animation.

“What is the best course to take?” he asked.

I told him to stay as far away as possible from animation schools like Sheridan College in Oakville, to find a studio that was hiring and would train him on the job as that way he would both learn and get a work credit which is worth a million times more than any certificate offered by any college, school or university.

He went out and came back with a job. When he told me where he’d found work I said, “You are at the best place in town.”

A couple of weeks later I met his boss on the street.

“That was good advice,” said his boss when I told him what I had told the lad.

“Yes, he took it. He got a job at the best place in the city,” I told his boss.

“Where’s that?” his boss asked.

“Your place,” I replied.

“Who was it?” his boss asked.

“Bruce Simpson.”

“God, he is good,” replied his boss.

I saved Bruce several years in a school he would have to erase from his memory to work effectively and the money as well as time he would have wasted during those years.

Bruce did the portrait of myself as the Risen Jesus.  Here is his site: http://www.brucesimpson.tv/achievements.htm

Here is Bruce as The Devil:

Bruce Simpson did the portrait of myself as the Risen Jesus. Note that the nail wounds are in the wrist not the palms. He got it right.

Bruce Simpson did the portrait of myself as the Risen Jesus. Note that the nail wounds are in the wrist not the palms. He got it right.

Years late, in the 1990s I was doing a presentation of my SEX & VIOLENCE CARTOON FESTIVAL at Healy’s Bar at Bathurst and Queen in Toronto. The people from the house were working with me. One of them, Karl Bustamante, said, “There is a fellow here we must have living in the house.”

Karl Bustamante with his partner Ben Edelberg. Karl came to my ANARCHIST, SURREALIST, HALLUCINATORY FILM FESTIVAL. He wound up living here. Getting Karl into my life made me richer than the wildest dreams of Avarice. Those who say God hates homosexuals clearly don't know Dad.

Karl Bustamante with his partner Ben Edelberg. Karl came to my ANARCHIST, SURREALIST, HALLUCINATORY FILM FESTIVAL. He wound up living here. Getting Karl into my life made me richer than the wildest dreams of Avarice. Those who say God hates homosexuals clearly don’t know Dad. Pop does hate this damned censoriousness. It is from the Devil.

That was my introduction to Emmanuel Feltaous without whom having met I would be infinitely poorer. Emmanuel had been living with a hermit on a mountain in Greece. One day the hermit said, “The letters ‘INRI’ which Pilate placed above the head of Jesus on the Cross are conventionally given as Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum. They can also be given as IGNIS NATURALIS REGENERATIS IGNIS, the light made flesh reborn as light.”

Wow!

There we have it.

Most folks go to colleges (or, worse, Bible Colleges), schools or universities to learn about God.

I took Jesus at His Word: “I am not your rabbi. You have but one teacher, Papa.”

Yes, I know in conventional translations the word is “GOD.” The word Jesus used, however, was the child’s word for father, “Papa.” God will not answer if we call HIM Jehovah, Yahweh or whatever. God only answers when we call Him, Papa, Dad. He even likes “The Old Man.”

Biblical References:

 

Proud Papa Emmanuel Feltaous.

Proud Papa Emmanuel Feltaous.

https://www.librarything.com/series/The+Pelican+New+Testament+Commentaries

1 John 2:27   YOU HAVE NO NEED THAT ANY MAN SHOULD TEACH YOU.

https://www.biblegateway.com

1 John 2:27 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1 John 2:27 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

27 And as for you, let the unction, which you have received from him, abide in you. And you have no need that any man teach you; but as his unction teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie. And as it hath taught you, abide in him.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

1 John 2:27 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

27 As for you, the Messianic anointing you received from the Father remains in you, so that you have no need for anyone to teach you. On the contrary, as his Messianic anointing continues to teach you about all things, and is true, not a counterfeit, so, just as he taught you, remain united with him.

Matthew 23:8 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

8 But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master; and all you are brethren.

Matthew 23:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

Mattityahu 23:8 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

8 But you are not to have pretentious titles like Rebbe, for One is your Rebbe [Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach], and all of you are Achim b’Moshiach.

Why Can’t Jamie The Rat Keep The City of Toronto’s Street Poster Bylaws?

Poster BylawsThis story in THE METRO NEWS by Jessica Smith Close misses the mark big.
http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1439409/the-story-behind-personal-poster-feud-playing-out-on-toronto-streets/

 

This, not a feud between myself and another over street posters, is what it is about and what it has been about all along.

I have been doing everything I can to keep vulnerable street people who get targeted by this man from being killed.

My friend, Jane Jacobs, saw street posters as the newspaper of the streets. I am a reporter reporting what I see on the streets of this city while most journalists never leave their offices. I publish on the streets where the word most needs to be heard.

A truly great newspaper man, Ben Hecht, in NOTHING SACRED has a character say, “Newspaper men? I’ll tell you what I think of newspaper men. The hand of God reaching down into the mire could not raise them to the depths of degradation.”

That was true then. It remains true now.

Thankfully, now and then, a Ben Hecht comes along.

Let those who make a living writing for the media call themselves what they will. In their hearts they know what they truly are.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL (A serious paper) hit the mark bull’s eye in this piece by true journalist (one of the few) Oliver More:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering in THE RAMSDEN DECISION as FREEDOM OF SPEECH for those without access to mainstream media (magazines, newspapers, radio, television, etc.). That means most of us.

Commercial posters do not belong on the streets. They rob us of space rightly ours. Commercial posters who poster for hire (Grassroots Advertising, Dr. Jamie’s Events Postering, etc.) routinely cover and/or tear up legitimate posters.

Jane Jacobs (author of THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES, DARK AGE AHEAD) saw street posters as the newspaper of the streets.

I am a reporter publishing my work in THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STREETS.

The issue is not a feud between two personalities. It is the most fundamental issue in a democracy. It is about FREEDOM OF SPEECH. If we do not defend it we lose it. Right now James Gillis of Dr. Jamie’s Events Promtion, etc., David Owen of GRASSROOTS ADVERTISING and others are robbing us of this fundamental right. —Reg Hartt.

James Gillis of DR. JAMIE’S EVENTS PROMOTION, CAMPUS POSTERING, DR. JAMIE’S POLICE AUCTION BIKES completely ignores the City Of Toronto’s Street Poster Bylaws. He also posts flyer meant to bring harm to past employees and others. Why is Metro Licensing & Standards allowing him to rape the city’s bylaws (which are eminently fair and well thought out)?     http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=08cb83cf89870410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=2f5b19f155cb0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD .

Jamie The Rat is a Fagin using kids to do his dirty work. The kid does not know he is liable for a $490.00 fine for every violation. Jamie is a cunning rat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw (3D Version. Use red & blue glasses)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdH9vqzdwNM (2D Version)

 

 

Gillis and or his employeesleave hate messages on people’s telephones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw

Dr. Jamie Poster Pig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PQEe6ryuk

My posters and those of others trashed by James (Jamie The Rat) Gillis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20l7kxz3DG8

John-Paul Re on working for James (Jamie The Rat) Gillis;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP17OeXDCg
Daniel Goggin on being smeared by James (Jamie The Rat) Gillis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96QfcjaR2U
Jamie The Rat’s Street Poster Campaign smearing former employee Terry Ross:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6wuSoPjlc

Is Toronto Councillor Sarah Doucette’s Office The Reason James (Jamie The Rat) Gillis has been able to get away with what he does? Something is rotten in Toronto.

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City OF Toronto Postering Bylaws:

The pictures of poster kiosks around Toronto were taken Monday, July 27, 2015. Most of the flyers in the pictures were posted by James Gillis and/or his employees. All of them are in violation of Toronto’s Street Poster Bylaws. Note that even where there is ample space Gillis and/ot his employees cover pre-existing posters. They also tear down other people’s flyers pften turning them into clumps of confetti they place behind their own posters. The attached videos show this.

Let’s Clean Toronto Together: use the City’s public kiosks and message centres.

public_posters.jpgPlace posters on the more than 1300 postering structures public message boards installed in every Ward across the city. The approved structures are comprised of freesstanding columns and boards within transit shelters.

See the list of public message boards.

Posters regarding community issues such as a lost pet, a yard sale or cultural and/or religious events are permitted on locations other than City-approved structures.

Posters should:

be no larger than 22 centimetres by 28 centimetres (8 ½” x 11″);
be lightweight cardboard or paper;
be placed no higher than 2 metres above the ground;
include the date of posting on the front of the paper; and
include contact information for at least one owner of the poster.

Posters should not:

be displayed for more than thirty days before an event or five days after;
promote identical information multiple times; and
face the highway or roadway (i.e., away from the portion of the highway ordinarily used by vehicles).
No posters here please…

The City of Toronto’s Poster on Public Property Bylaw states that any individual or company who is found or deemed to have placed or displayed a poster in a place other than one permitted by the bylaw (Municipal Code Chapter 693-30) is guilty of an offense.

Please do not put posters on:

Pay and displays
Parking or traffic signs
Street litter disposal containers
Newspaper boxes
Traffic control devices
Signal control boxes
Trees
Street furniture (benches, garbage/recycling containers, etc.)
Bicycle racks
Bus shelters
Fire hydrants
Post boxes
Phone booths and call stations
Switching cabinets
Fencing of a construction site (hoarding)
Utility poles
Privately owned poles
Fire hydrants
Post boxes
Questions and Answers:

Q: How long can a poster be up?

A: The poster must include the date of posting on the front of the poster. The poster is displayed for not more than thirty days prior to the date of the event and five days after the end of the advertised event.

Q: What do I do if somebody removes my poster?

A: The City of Toronto cannot control someone posting over or removing your poster.

Q. What can my poster be made of?

A: The poster may only be made of lightweight cardboard or paper.

Q: What can I use to fasten my poster to the board?

A: The poster must be securely attached flush to the surface of the kiosk using staples or removable tape only. No other method of affixing the poster to the kiosk is permitted.

Q: How big can the poster be?

A: The poster can be no more than 22 centimetres by 28 centimetres in size.

Q: Am I responsible for removing my poster once an event is over?

A: Yes, the poster must be removed no later than five days after the end of the advertised event.

Q: What is a community poster?

A: Examples of a community poster include: posters that identify missing persons, pets or items, promote citizen participation in religious, civic, charitable, or non-profit activities such as posters that advertise festivals, community events, local artistic and cultural events, local community services, and political ideas.

Q: Where can I place my community poster?

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Take a Jane Jacobs Walk To A Place She Loved To Meet A Man She Loved.

Not many got a fan letter from Jane Jacobs. I am privileged to be numbered among them.

Not many got a fan letter from Jane Jacobs. I am privileged to be numbered among them.

Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27.

7pm: JANE JACOBS ON FILM.

THE CINEFORUM, 463 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S9, Donation $20. (416-603-6643)

On a rainy day in September of 1968 the family of Robert and Jane Jacobs came into my life.

They had seen a street flyer I has posted promoting a screening of the 1923 Lon Chaney silent film, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. They came every week after that.

Two years passed. I saw Mrs. Jacobs’ picture in a newspaper. I discovered she had written a book titled THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. I read it. I read it again. I read it again and again and again.

That screening was in old building. My screenings today are in an old building, my home.

THE LONELY PLANET, the world’s number one travel guide, lists it at the top of its list of places to see in Ontario and in Toronto. It adds there have been attempts over the years to shut it down   http://www.lonelyplanet.com/canada/toronto/entertainment-nightlife .

Wrote Journalist Laura Lind, “Reg Hartt’s Cineforum is everything Jane Jacobs wrote about. She was a regular.”

Meeting me on the street one of Mrs. Jacobs’ sons said, “My mother loved you.” I replied, “I love your mother.”

Mrs. Jacobs sent me a copy of her last book, DARK AGE AHEAD.

As I re-read and re-re-read it I weep as so much of what she warns us in the book has come to pass.

 

On Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27at 7pm I will be presenting a program of films about and with Jane Jacobs.

With them will be a short film in which she speaks of my value to the City of Toronto.

My Cineforum, a place she loved, is once again under attack for forces determined to destroy it.

From Mrs. Jacobs I learned the importance of standing up, getting knocked down and standing up again. Come stand with me. You will be in a place she loved. You will be with someone she loved. You will be with someone who loves her very much. You won’t be walking very far. Just up the steps and into my home. You will discover new ideas in this old building.

Said Michael Valpy, one of Canada’s premiere writers, in THE GLOBE AND MAIL, “REG HARTT is what living in a metropolis is all about. He personifies the city as a meeting place of ideas, as a feast of experience and discussion and debate, as a triumph over the banal and soporific of the original and provoking .”

Right now the banal and soporific is doing everything it can to kill The Cineforum.

“In Toronto, I discovered by chance, Cineforum. Pure chance but a fortunate one. In that small room exhaling culture, passion and dedication, I watched the movie TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, an important historical, political and social document., and real artistic achievement….As a journalist (in Romania) I worked in the cultural field, including film reviews. Therefore I came to the Cineforum not just as a movie lover, but as a knowledgeable professional…We live in an era authoritatively dominated by brainwashing and political correctness…I admired Reg Hartt’s courage and passion put in searching out and defending the human truth, the artistic truth, the historical truth; the Truth and unveiling it…Discovering Reg Hartt and his Cineforum was one of the most important events of my visit in Toronto.”– JULIA SCUTARU, retired journalist, Bucharest, Romania.

Jane Jacobs saw street posters as the newspaper of the streets. A street poster brought her into my life in 1968.

The Supreme Court of Canada defended street postering in THE RAMSDEN DECISION as FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA (newspaper, radio, television). That means most of us.

Today in Toronto street postering has become the province of commercial interests. Those interest routinely post flyers targeting myself and others with slanders meant to incite hatred. They also leave hate messages on our telephones.

One such flyer, attacking myself, said “WHAT WOULD JANE JACOBS DO?” Well, I know she would do to the author of it what she did to Robert Moses. Wait-a-minute Jane Jacobs 8 DSC00028

Take a walk to THE CINEFORUM. Stand with Jane Jacobs against everything that is out to destroy life in our cities. What is that? It is the few who always try to steal from the many what belongs to all of us.

 

Looking forward to meeting you.–Reg Hartt, Toronto, July 28, 2015.

The Metro News’ Jessica Cross is no Al Aronowitz

Daniel Goggin (above) was smeared by James Gillis with street posters. Daniel is a much loved man in the bike courier community. He refrained his fellow couriers from burning down Gillis' bike shop. No one refrains "Dr. Jamie."

Daniel Goggin (above) was smeared by James Gillis with street posters. Daniel is a much loved man in the bike courier community. He refrained his fellow couriers from burning down Gillis’ bike shop. No one refrains “Dr. Jamie.”

Jessica Smith Cross is either play acting at being an investigative journalist (she spoke with none of the others who once worked for Jamie, have been smeared by him and can bear witness that he is the author of these poster attacks) or her editor chose to ignore what she found. If the later is true she ought to quit.

Jessica Smith Cross is either play acting at being an investigative journalist (she spoke with none of the others who once worked for Jamie, have been smeared by him and can bear witness that he is the author of these poster attacks) or her editor chose to ignore what she found. If the later is true she ought to quit.

Oh boy! The lineup to testify AGAINST this mam would be huge.

Oh boy! The lineup to testify AGAINST this mam would be huge.

Jane Jacobs was a life long supporter of Reg Hartt. Were she here today she would make life VERY uncomfortable for Jessica Cross and The Metro News.

Jane Jacobs was a life long supporter of Reg Hartt. Were she here today she would make life VERY uncomfortable for Jessica Cross and The Metro News.

The legendary Al Aronowitz at The Cineforum. Al introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg and me to New York when I did a presentation at the famed Thalia Theater. We became friends in 1981. Al was epic. We became friends in 1980. He was an awesome mentor.

The legendary Al Aronowitz at The Cineforum. Al introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg and me to New York when I did a presentation at the famed Thalia Theater. We became friends in 1981. Al was epic. We became friends in 1980. He was an awesome mentor. Were Al with us today he’d be speaking out against the REG HARTT HATCHET JOB in THE METRO NEWS.

Al Aronowitz was a crime reporter for THE NEW YORK POST.

His editor sent him down to Greenwich Village in New York to do a hatchet piece on a bunch of crazy young men who flashed switchblade knives, smoked pot and spouted poetry.

The editor did this because his son was hanging out with them. He figured, Al being a crime reporter, would write a piece which would get the cops after them.

Al went down.

Only he did not write a hatchet piece.

Instead Al wrote the first positive press about Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

Said Al, “I realized that, for the first time in my life, I was in the presence of living poets.”

Meeting a young man in a laundromat Al said, “Come with me. I have someone I want you to meet.”

Al introduced the young and completely unknown Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg.

Al introduced just about everybody to just about everybody. Al introduced me to New York when the famed Thalia Theater invited me to do a program there.

That was Al.

When Al’s wife died of cancer, Miles Davis (who justly had no love for the White man) called. “

“Do you need help?” asked Miles.

Al said he didn’t.

“I know something you need help with,” Miles said.

Then he quietly paid the bill for the funeral of Al’s wife.

Al Aronowitz is the father of modern journalism.

Most teachers it seems who teach that today don’t know that.

Al came to Toronto several times as my guest.

Last week I got a phone call from a writer for THE METRO NEWS.

Her name is Jessica Cross.

She asked about some posters I had put up. They said, “IS IT TIME TO EXTERMINATE JAMIE THE RAT?”

For roughly over twenty years I have been under attack.

Just about everyone knows I have been under attack.

I am not the only person who has been under attack.

I said that of all the journalists in Toronto I had spoken with, only one, Oliver Moore of THE GLOBE AND MAIL, had done anything more than what amounted to a hatchet piece. No other reporter had investigated the issue.

She said she had looked up the reference links. She said she had done her homework.

Well, Jessica Smith Cross may call herself an investigative reporter for THE METRO NEWS but she’s no Al Aronowitz.

She asked me to give her a timeline of the events.

Here it is:

Jamie posted flyers about five years ago stating he has been postering for over 15 years. When he first started postering he put flyers attacking myself.

I have them on file. Here they are.Anonymous vs Reg Hartt 003 Dr. Jamie Reg Hartt 002

These are the first posters put up attacking me on the streets by my "anonymouse" attacker. They are mild compared to what was to come.

These are the first posters put up attacking me on the streets by my “anonymouse” attacker. They are mild compared to what was to come.

2008: Jamie sifts through the ashes of Duke’s Cycle for bicycle parts after Queen Street West Fire. Lawyer Richard Zemla, Daniel Goggin and others bear witness to this ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7D4d8jMeFo ).

December 10, 2010: Terry Ross (Terry The Rat) Video. Terry Ross was employed by Gillis to put up posters. He owed him a lot of money and refused to pay Terry. Gillis came up behind Ross on Queen Street, knocked him down and beat him so harshly Terry went to a hospital. The attack was witnessed by a police officer who told Terry to press charges. Tery said, “I’m not a rat,” and refused to. That was in 2009. Shortly after the posters targeting Terry appeared all over downtown Toronto. This video was posted Dec. 10, 2010 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6wuSoPjlc ).

Sunday, June 20, 2010: The next attack by Gillis over street postering:   http://posterstoronto.blogspot.ca/2010/06/davisville-psycho.html

Two years pass.

February 2, 2012: https://nowtoronto.com/news/papering-over-postering-rights/

The first vicious attack on myself surfaced in the comments section (now deleted) in this piece published in NOW magazine. I believe I have them all on a hard drive. Then they appeared as street flyers. They are followed by the REG HARTT PEDOPHILE POSTERS.

 

Feb 6, 2012, Daniel Goggin: IS DR. JAMIE WORSE THAN IGOR KENK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEV_VrZhuI

February 24, 2012: Oliver Moore, of THE GLOBE AND MAIL, publishes this article appears in: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

Feb 18, 2013: Daniel Goggin, one of the city’s best bicycle mechanics, gets targeted with street posters. Daniel speaks about it here. He also talks about being asked by James Gillis to use fire damaged bicycle parts and to certify unsafe bikes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96QfcjaR2U .

April 17, 2014: Adam Vaughan runs for Liberals. Posters appear saying “WHY DOES ADAM VAUGHAN SUPPORT REG’S HARTT’S KIDDIE PORN CINEMA” Guess who is putting them up. I take them to Vaughan’s office. His people say, “Thank you. We saw these. We wondered what was going on.” I thought, “Great! Adam will do something to end this.” Adam did nothing.

July 30, 2014, Joe Cressy runs for council. He drops by 463 Bathurst Street (The Cineforum) First thing he says is, “I’ve seen those flyers. This is hate.” I thought, “Well, finally. Joe has seen these. He’s a good guy. He will do something. Well, Joe did nothing.

Summer 2014: I start to get anonymous threatening telephone calls. On May 13, 2015 I post them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw

Just found this by accident. No idea (?!) who created this site with the triple x porn link at the top. Know I did not: http://itvideo.me/page/Reg-Hartt

Jamie must be chortling with glee. He got another lazy person who calls themselves a journalist to write a hatchet piece on Reg Hartt.

When Jamie targeted Terry Ross I emailed everyone I could think of. Everyone said there was nothing they could do. One woman working in former Mayor David Miller’s office got in touch with me. She said, “I will end this.” And she did.

Here is a former employee of Dr. Jamie speaking about his experience working with the man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP17OeXDCg   .

All of this material was given to Jessica Smith Cross.

She chose to ignore it.

The posters link the reader to these reviews of Dr. Jamie’s Used Bikes on YELP: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/dr-jamies-bike-clinic-toronto-2   .

She was given a lot of information which she chose to ignore.

Well, as the saying goes, we can take a horse to water but we can’t make it drink.

There is no feud between myself and Dr. Jamie (James Gillis). What there is is a man who has used street posters to target mostly people who could not defend themselves nor did they see the extents he went to to pillory them. I did.

I had three great American women in my life. They were Jane Jacobs, Judith Merril and Doris Mehegan. Jane and Judy are well known. Doris was not.  They were all scrappers. They said, “When we see something wrong going on and walk by doing nothing we make our self worse than the person doing the wrong thing.”

Jessica Smith Cross has not walked by in silence. She has stopped to pick up a stone. She has thrown it. She has thrown it as hard as she could. Well, good on her. Now we know her true colors. They are not pretty.

Here is something else Jessica chose to ignore.

One of Jamie’s former employees who got fired by him for refusing to tear down my flyers emailed me after Jamie posted flyers targeting me.

His email said:

“I can’t believe Jamie has done that stuff to you. Terry I can believe, he really hated him. I remember that when I was first working with Jamie he was fucking this fourteen year old girl who was addicted to crack! What an asshole. I thought that he would have self-destructed by now, but he is a stubborn bastard. So yes, I can write a letter for you if you wish… not sure if that would help anything…You could think about suing him, maybe there is someone out there who might help you, it’s libel and it destroys your livelihood for him to have a public campaign like that. I mean there is a reason people don’t put up posters like that. But is there a point? I doubt he is actually hurting you that much and I’m sure there’s always been people who hated you.He just gave the girl money, and she was clearly an addict. He bragged to me about how many times he fucked her and how old she was. Terry might remember that too. In any case morally I think that’s a lot more questionable than anything Reg Hartt or Rob Meade has done. You can go ahead and put up a poster if you like, and give my name to whoever.  If you give my name to someone as a character reference, or you ever need to call me, then my number is .

That number is available for the one or two responsible investigate journalists in this city. It was given to Jessica. I guess she did not think it relevant to the hatchet piece she had set out to write.

Bad on her. Somewhere in this city there is a woman who, at 14, was repeatedly abused. I confirmed Rob’s story with several other people who had worked for the man. She was plied with crack cocaine. I found out she was the niece of a 14 Division Police Officer. God help her because, clearly neither Jessica nor her paper, THE METRO NEWS, is going to.

In the RAMSDEN DECISION the Supreme Court of Canada defended street postering as FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

The City’s Street Postering Bylaws are well thought out and eminently fair. James Gillis chooses to ignore them.

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”–Eleanor Roosevelt

Jessica Cross chose to discuss this at the smallest level.

In a democratic society there is no idea higher than freedom of speech.

That is and always has been what I have been defending.

As Oliver More said in THE GLOBE AND MAIL, I have been standing up to a bully: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/ .

Join me.–Reg Hartt, July 28, 2015.

You can read Jessica’s piece here: http://metronews.ca/author/metrojessica/ .

 

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Abomination

Many people assume I show films for which I sometimes give talks. A few know the reverse is true. I give talks at which I sometimes show films.

This week in his column for THE NATIONAL POST ( http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/book-reviews/robert-fulford-on-the-uniqueness-of-oliver-sacks ) Robert Fulford writes, “Sacks describes a life mainly successful and fortunate but he handles the soul-shaking disasters as effectively as the triumphs. Revealing his sexuality was painful and at times mortifying. In adolescence he knew he had sexual feelings about men and boys. His father guessed that was the case and Sacks acknowledged it: ‘Yes, I do—but it’s just a feeling—I have never ‘done’ anything.’

“The next morning his mother came down to breakfast with a face of thunder, a face Sacks had never seen before. “You are an abomination,” she said. That cruel word must have dominated the boy’s mind for years.”

From the age of six I became sexually active with both genders and thought nothing of it. I was initiated into this activity by my cousin who was five.

The hows and the whys need not concern us here.

At the age of thirteen I saw in a tabloid aimed at the lowest level of readers the word “HOMOSEXUALITY” for the first time. It was emblazoned across two pages. Curious, I read the words beneath it. They said that anyone who engaged in such activity is hated by God. The piece added that anyone who killed such a person was doing God a favor.

Needless to say, I was traumatized. The year was 1959. We did not then have the internet. It retrospect, that moment was a blessing. The word “bless,” by the way, comes from the French “blesser.” It means “to bleed.” Our blessings are our wounds.

The wound I got that day was deep.

It took years for it to heal.

I daily lived in a pit of self hatred. Murderous thoughts filled my every moment.

Finally, when I was eighteen, I decided, to borrow from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ON SELF RELIANCE (which I had not at that time read) I decided that if I was the Devil’s child I would then live as one from the Devil.

“The reliance on Property, including the reliance on governments which protect it, is the want of self-reliance.” Ralph Waldo Emerson writes
in ON SELF-RELIANCE, “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole
life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none
but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have
taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? Every great man is
unique. The Scipionism of Scipio is precisely that part he could not borrow. Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do
that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much…

“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must
explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. I remember an answer which when quite young I was prompted to make to a valued advisor who was wont to importune me with the dear old doctrines of the church. On my saying, ‘What do I have with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?’ my friend suggested, ‘–But these impulses may be from below, not from above,’ I replied. ‘They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil’s child, I will then live as one from the Devil.’ No law can be sacred to me but that of my own nature. Good and bad are but names transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it…I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and
dead institutions.”

We have more than enough people who aspire to be angels. How many choose to be an honest Devil?

I read Emerson’s essay because Charles Chaplin, in his book, MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, wrote of how he, as white trash growing up in the worst part of London, saw the doors that were open to the sons of the monied closed to him. Chaplin wrote, “But then I read Emerson’s essay, ON SELF RELIANCE. It was as if I was handed a golden birthright.”

My father gave me nothing but trouble growing up. The first time, after I left home, we drank together in Toronto he apologized after the first beer for not having given me the things other fathers give their sons. I said, “You gave me something better.”

He asked, “What was that?”

I replied, “The gift to get it for myself.”

The cover article in an issue of PSYCHOLOGY TODAY in 1980 caught my attention. It was titled “THE VALUE OF THE HOMOSEXUAL EXPERIENCE.” The author wrote homosexual people do one of two things. Either they accept the idea we are an abomination and self destruct or we center our selves and learn to think for ourselves.

I don’t believe in homosexuality. There is sexuality. Sexuality comes in a variety of flavours.

A lot of men who see themselves as homosexual become pitiful wankers when it comes to religion or else deny God entirely and become atheists. They either accept in whole what we are taught to believe by the various faiths or they reject them entirely.

I, however, became aware early on of what is called “the power of God” in my life.

On a bus trip to Hollywood, California in 1970 I took with me only one book, a pocket sized copy of THE NEW TESTAMENT which I read cover to cover five times on that ride. I read it as I would read any other book. More importantly, I read it as a book.

This passage from Paul’s letter to Romans is used by many to condemn homosexuals:

Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. 9 God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.

11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,[d] that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[e] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”[f]

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Now there is something important here which is always left out by those who use this text to promote hate. That something comes in the very beginning of the next chapter, Romans 2, where Paul writes,

Romans 2New International Version (NIV)

God’s Righteous Judgment

2 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

“At whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself because you who pass judgement do the same things.” (https://www.biblegateway.com)

This censoriousness is from the Devil,” writes J. P. M. Sweet in his commentary to THE BOOK OF REVELATION (Westminister Pelican Commentaries).

Yes, it is.

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

There is immense strength in that.

What the above passage makes clear is that whatever we are, we are it by the choice of God. Paul writes, “24 Therefore God gave them over.”

This matters not at all to those who say God does not exist. It ought to matter to those who say God exists but it does not which just goes to show how little they understand let alone know know THE WORD they use to justify murdering me.

I do know THE WORD. God’s grace, I do understand it.

A while back I reflected on the life I have been gifted with.

It has been and continues to be one rich beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Especially so since I began my programs out of my home in 1992.

The number of people who have had their lives changed for the better by coming here is enormous. Daily I receive thanks. Often it comes from people I don’t know but who came here only once. They walked away transformed.

Paul wrote, “All men are sinners and miss the mark.”

How many know that the real meaning of the word “sin” is “to miss the mark.”

If you see yourself as homosexual and someone says to you, “You are a sinner,” reply, “And you are not?”

There is a silly group of people who meet in a movie theater every Sunday. They call themselves “The church for people who don’t like church.”

The word “church” means “community.” They are the community for people who don’t like community.

There are many who call themselves Christians who claim THE OLD TESTAMENT laws are still in force. Leviticus 20:13 is used to justify killing homosexuals by them.

They either do not know or choose to ignore that both Peter and Paul declared that THE OLD TESTAMENT LAWS are ended. Said Peter, “Why burden them with that which neither we nor the fathers could bear?” Are their backs stronger than that of Peter and the fathers? Not bloody likely.

Paul states that one part of THE LAW (meaning in his day circumcision, in ours homosexual activity) cannot be imposed without the whole of the LAW being imposed.

It would help if these folks actually thought about THE WORD instead of think about using it as a weapon.

I have thought about it. I do think about it. It is my sword against them. It is interesting that the word “sword” is the word “word” with an “s” added as the world “gold” is the word “God” with an added “l.” When we add “l” to God everything goes to Hell.

I was once bodily thrown out of a church for quoting Robert Browning’s “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp…”

“We won’t have that here!” the congregation shouted as one.

As they were heaving me out the door I flagged a passing cab. Asked the driver, “What happened there?”

I replied, “I quoted Browning. I said, ‘A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” I never got to, ‘or what’s a Heaven for?’ They shouted, ‘We won’t have that here,” rose as one and threw me out.”

The cab driver replied, “My God! They are all losers.”

Thus they proved the old saying true, “The nearer the church the farther from God.”

Offered the chance to join New York’s prestigious GROUP THEATER at the start of her career Katharine Hepburn said, “I want no part of the group dynamic. The group dynamic by nature is second rate.”

So don’t invite me to join your church. In fact, get your ass out of it.

If you think or believe making love with another person is a sin, well, you are wrong.

In THE LAST JUDGEMENT the damned are not told they are damned for having made love. They are told they are damned for lack of love. Says THE LORD, “You saw me homeless, hungry, in prison, naked, sick and you passed me by.”

“When did WE that to YOU?” the damned ask.

Replies THE LORD, “When you did it to the least of these my brothers you did it to me.”

Can we get it clearer than that?

For the last few months I have been promoting the work of Robert Furmanek and THE 3-D ARCHIVE which is exceptional and which deserves promotion. I know how exceptional it is because I have done my homework.

On his current release, 3-D RARITIES, which I urge everyone to get a copy of, he has a piece by a fellow who called himself “Slick Slavin.”

Mr. Slavin’s real name is Justin Howard. He has a song called POMPEII.

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMkVoiCgg80

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

https://www.facebook.com/3DFilmArchiveLLC?fref=ts )

I listened to him sing it. It’s the same crap we get from too many churches on Sunday. As such it is far from God.

I know this because I have done my homework.

Mr. Howard’s is a small voice pandering to the mob which will always choose Barabbas over Jesus.

I’m with Cocteau: “Whatever the world condemns you for make it your own. It is yourself.

I’m with Ralph Waldo Emerson: “ If I am the Devil’s child, I will then live as one from the Devil.”

That takes courage.

Being Mr. Howard or for that matter, Mr. Furmanek for allowing his inanity to stand does not.

It is what happens always when we add an “L” to “GOD.”

Starting Monday and Tuesday July 27 and 28, I will be presenting a talk with movies titled “INRI: Ignis Naturalis Regeneratis Inis.” That means “The Light Made Flesh Reborn as Light.”

I will also be exhibiting with this presentation a life size replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN which I obtained from THE SHROUD INSTITUTE. It came with a license to exhibit it anywhere I choose.

Many over the years have told me they would come to my programs if I did not talk.

The word “pray” originally meant “think.” One of the greatest thinkers of our time was an ordinary housewife who did not go to university. Her name was/is Jane Jacobs.

I first met her and her family the year they arrived in Toronto, 1968. Shortly before her passing in 2006 over a beer in her home she said, “The best part of what you offer is what you have to say.”

2,000 years ago in a tomb outside of Jerusalem all of the old laws that govern life as we know it were ended. A brand new completely revolutionary law was introduced. Jesus taught, “The truth will make you FREE.” The word “religion” comes from the Latin “re” which means “back” and the Latin “ligare” which means “tie.” The word “religion” means “to tie back,” “to bind,” “to restrain.”

I am here to set you free.–Reg Hartt, 7, 24, 2015.

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Handling snakes

The legendary Al Aronowitz at The Cineforum. Al introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg and me to New York when I did a presentation at the famed Thalia Theater. We became friends in 1981. Al was epic. We became friends in 1980. He was an awesome mentor.

The legendary Al Aronowitz at The Cineforum. Al introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg and me to New York when I did a presentation at the famed Thalia Theater. We became friends in 1981. Al was epic.

There are some people who handle deadly snakes as a form of what they call Christianity. They say they do this to demonstrate their faith.

That this is wrong is proven here:

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”

5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.”

8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you
to guard you carefully;
11 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’

13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

Nonetheless, sometimes we find that we have given sanctuary to a deadly viper. I have done this more times than I care to count.

Mark 16: 9–20.

9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.

12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.

14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.

19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

I quoted this in a letter to Al Aronowitz: “18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Al had sent me a letter in which he had written, “The new messiah will tear up the money.”

According to the Gospels each of us is the new Messiah. We got the message as good as we are going to get it from Jesus. We don’t need another Messiah. We do need people to live the life.

I had sent Al a hundred dollar bill. I told him, “You tear it up.”

“You are not going to drink poison are you?” said Al who called me at once the moment he got my letter.

“No. That is just scripture,” I told him. It was his first call to me. It was not his last. I was impressed because the call showed that Al really cared. He was the real deal.

A few days after that call I received a copy of his BLACKLISTED MASTERPIECES OF AL ARONOWITZ.

These were fascinating stories. I felt privileged to be able to read them.

Al Aronowitz had been a crime reporter for THE NEW YORK POST in the 1950s when his editor sent him down to Greenwich Village in New York to write a hatchet piece on a group of young men the editor’s son was hanging out with. They flashed switchblade knives, smoked pot and spouted poetry.

The editor figured a piece by a crime reporter would get them busted.

Except it did not work out that way. Said Al, “When I walked in I realized I was in the presence of living poets.”

Instead of a hatchet piece Al wrote a twelve part series (published in 1960) that is a landmark in journalism–the first objective, in-depth reporting on the generation that would revolutionize America.

http://www.americanlegends.com/Interviews/al_aronowitz.htm

Al met Bob Dylan in a laundromat. “Come with me,” he said. Dylan went. Al introduced him to Allen Ginsberg. When THE BEATLES played SHEA STADIUM Al was the only journalist they would talk with. Al brought Dylan along. Discovering The Beatles had never smoked pot Al put a towel under their hotel room door, opened the window and turned them on. They were so grateful they gave him part of an album.

One day when Al called he sounded depressed. I asked what was wrong. He said, “I have written a book. I should be doing readings. No one will give me a reading.”

“Come to Toronto. We will do one here,” I told him.

Not many people came out. The few who did, Gary Topp, a very young Sheila Gostick, were people who mattered.

I took Al for a walk without telling him where we were going. I introduced him to Jane Jacobs. “If I had known I would have come prepared,” said Al to Jane. That was why I had not told him. I just wanted them to meet each other.

Jane was as delighted to meet Al as he was to meet her.

That was Al’s big thing. He introduced people to each other.

When I met him his life had taken a big spiral down.

He had worn himself out taking care of a wife cancer tore from him.

“Do you need help,” Miles Davis had asked.

“No,” replied Al, adding, “Thank you.”

Miles Davis, who justly had little love for white people, quietly paid the bill for the funeral of Al’s wife.

When Al returned to America after his Toronto reading he found the door open. People wanted him to read everywhere. He just needed one to get him going. A couple of years later NOW magazine brought Al back to Toronto. I hung out with him at his request. It was cool.

Then, one day in the 1990s Al called saying he would like to do a reading again in Toronto.

This time I set up a couple of readings at THE TORONTO PRESS CLUB. Robert Fulford agreed to host the events there. Fulford is probably the very best journalist in Canada. I can’t recommend him high enough ( http://www.robertfulford.com/GlobeAndMailColumns.html ).

We also did a series of readings here at The Cineforum. Al was wonderful with young writers.

Al died August 1, 2005. That will be ten years ago this year.

He had wanted to do one last reading in Toronto. That didn’t happen.

In November 1993 I was invited to New York to do a presentation at The Thalia Theater.

I did THE SEX & VIOLENCE CARTOON FESTIVAL six shows in a row which is a killer.Thalia Theater

The payoff was that the last show would be a tribute to one of the all time great animation artists, Shamus Culhane. Shamus had been my guest in Toronto several times. His health now kept him from travel ling. When The Tahlia called I agreed to do the program on the condition the last event honored Shamus. That night Al introduced me to the audience. I introduced Shamus to Al who, in turn, took me when the show was over to THE BLUE NOTE where one musician after another came by our table to pay tribute to him. I don’t think I have ever seen a man more loved.

I had brought a friend with me, Peter Sumadh. The next day Al took us on a tour of Greenwich Village giving us the history as we walked along. He also found some bitching pot. Then we went to the Indian restaurant Al’s son liked to take him to.

“You have the wrong attitude! If you leave this school today you will starve in two weeks!” my high school principal had roared at me when I was 19.

I did not know if he was right or wrong. I did know that if I did not walk out that minute I was as good as dead.

I arrived on the streets of Toronto from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario that night. It was winter. I thought I had a friend I could count on. I found out I was wrong. I had enough money on me for a beer but I was two years below drinking age. I did not let that stop me.

That was 1965.

Clearly, I have not starved.

“18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”–Mark 16.

For nearly twenty years I have had a snake slamming into me the deadliest poison he could.

Last night I found another viper lurking in the woodpile.

That’s fine. Vipers do what vipers do.

How can we know the word is true if we do not drink the cup dry when we are presented with it?

Having drunk that cup dry several times I know the WORD is true.

Monday I received a replica of The Shroud of Turin from The Shroud scanface Shroud LetterInstitute. Yesterday I received a letter authorizing me to exhibit it wherever I choose. I had thought to exhibit it Easter in my home town, Minto, New Brunswick. Minto is almost not even on the map. What better place to start?

In 1970 en-route to Hollywood, California by bus at the invitation of a friend I took with me one book. That book was a pocket sized edition of THE NEW TESTAMENT I had found in the Ottawa home of my uncle, Douglas Hartt, who had started out to be a priest before entering the civil service where he had risen to the highest possible post, Director General of Public Works Canada. By the time I got to Hollywood I had read the book cover to cover five times.

I did not read it to find faith or to find God. I read it as a book to see what it had to say. This was because at thirteen I had picked up a newspaper with the word “HOMOSEXUALITY” sprawled in huge type across two pages. Below the word I read that homosexuals were hated by God and that anyone who killed a homosexual was doing God a favor.

I had been sexually active from six when my cousin who was five and I came across some older boys behind my grandparents’ place in Minto in the bush naked doing stuff with their plumbing I had no idea we could do. When I asked my cousin what they were doing he said, “Fucking.”

“What is that?” I said. He replied, “Let me show you.”

He then pulled out his penis which was circumcised. As I am not I thought I had a growth. Nonetheless, I had no idea such a small part of our body could be the source of such intense feeling. Soon we had all our cousins of both genders engaged in this game.

“Draw stick figures of men and women,” my first grade teacher told us. I drew stick figure nudes. Looking at my drawings she said, “You are an artist.”

She gave me bits of colored chalk. She encouraged me to draw. She was the wife of the principal.

When my second grade teacher saw my stick figure nudes she said, “You have a dirty mind.” She beat me.

That was important for me for at the age of seven I discovered that a teacher could be wrong.

My friend Jane Jacobs said, “I had wonderful school teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that they were nice but they were dopes.”  ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-8WF_Ke1_8 ).

The most important lesson of my life was learned that year: when a teacher is wrong we must accept the beating but we must not change.

I damn near died that year.

As I read THE NEW TESTAMENT cover to cover I discovered that what I had read in that newspaper at thirteen was dead wrong. In fact, the only people I found Jesus saying, “REPENT OR YOU WILL BURN IN HELL” to were priests and scribes. The Jewish state being a theocracy, those were the politicians who are the same people giving us grief today.

That first night in Hollywood a fellow who thought himself God gave me a sandwich. After I had eaten it he told me he had put a drug in it used to knock out an elephant. He said, “In a few moment you won’t be able to move.”

I reflected on what I had read in THE NEW TESTAMENT. For the first time I placed my trust in the words: “18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”–Mark 16.

Then I went off by myself while I could still walk. When I found I no longer could I found a park bench.

Afterwards I knew the words are true.

Since that moment I have lived in Faith. I have since read THE NEW TESTAMENT cover to cover several hundred times in different translations. I never grow weary of it. I also chanced upon The Pelican New Testament Commentaries ( https://www.librarything.com/series/The+Pelican+New+Testament+Commentaries  ) which I have read through several times. Another invaluable resource I found is Thomas Cahill’s “HINGES OF HISTORY” series beginning with HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION ( https://www.goodreads.com/series/94885-the-hinges-of-history ).

But bottom line it comes down to as St. Paul wrote, “faith, hope and love and the greatest of these three is love.”

“Love covers a multitude of sins,” said Jesus.

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

I told him, “There is nothing left but cement.”

Right away I wished I had used the word “glue” as he might not know that cement is glue.

I have several excellent books on The Shroud Of Turin ( https://www.shroud.com  ). I also have several excellent documentaries from 1978 British Academy Award winning THE SILENT WITNESS to THE FABRIC OF TIME which is in 3D.

There is a song GOD FORGIVES. I DON’T. (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWxJ4ChJlW8 )

Like many the author has got it wrong. God does not forgive unless we first forgive. As we judge we are judged. As we condemn we are condemned.

When I look at the wounds on the body on this cloth I find it easy to bear the things others have done and are doing to me. Forgiveness, however, does not mean standing by idly while they harm others.

Jane Jacobs was an atheist. She believed that when we walk by in silence while others are being harmed that we are worse than the person doing the harming. I am with her.

The parish priest in Minto when I contacted his office told his office to tell me to talk to the Bishop.

The correct reply would have been, “This is  a great idea. It will be really good for Minto. I will talk with the Bishop.”

I have dealt with bureaucracies all my life. I know that the Bishop will say, “You have to talk to the Cardinal.”

There is only one man in the Roman Catholic Church who does not have to get permission.

Then I reflected on the people who had made Jesus welcome when he walked the earth. These were the people those who saw themselves as righteous despised.

We find today many who call themselves right and who call themselves Christian who have nothing in their heart but hate. They are neither right nor Christian.

Once I had done that I knew whom to invite to see this amazing document of the ages. I don’t need to ;put my fingers in the wounds. I don’t need a piece of cloth to give me faith. All I needed were those words I read five times through on that bus trip to Hollywood in 1970. Nonetheless, this cloth exists as a material witness to the most savage beating any man can receive. It also witnesses to something more. The image of the body on this Shroud is the image of a body suspended in space. The backside should be flattened as it would be were the body lying on a shelf. It is not. This fabric bears silent witness to the Resurrection.

I don’t ask you to accept this although I do. Says Barry Schwortz from whom I got this, “I came to this in 1978 as an Orthodox Jew who knew nothing about Jesus. I thought I would walk in, take pictures, laugh and walk out. Instead I have devoted years of my life to this. It took me 19 of those years to accept that this is real which I found I had to do based on the scientific evidence.”

A few years back I was invited to teach film at one of Canada’s major universities.

“You will like it here. We get the cream of the crop. We get the ones with money,” I was told.

I went over to see if they looked as silly as they sounded. They did. They had a Nun teaching a film course. She said to me, “Must you show your films in public houses and taverns?”

While I had been using a church I had just started screening out of a bar, The Spadina Hotel, in Toronto frequented by prostitutes and worse,

I said to her, “You know when Our Lord walked this earth those in churches, synagogues and temples drove him out when he spoke while those in public houses made HIM welcome. Where HE WAS, I AM.”

She said, “You are the rudest person I have ever met.”

I thanked her.

If you would like to see this replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN in a public house near you call me. If you would like to see it at The Cineforum in Toronto call and come by.–Reg Hartt, 7/15/2015. (416-603-6643).

The image on the Shroud of Turin bears silent witness to the Resurrection.

The image on the Shroud of Turin bears silent witness to the Resurrection.

The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin

3-D RARITIES

3-D RARITIES offers us the chance to study 3-D Film Making right from the start. It is an invaluable offering.

3-D RARITIES offers us the chance to study 3-D Film Making right from the start. It is an invaluable offering.

The first 3-D Filmmakers felt the use of pop out 3_D aesthetically offensive. When they brought their work to theaters to be shown they were told, "Come back with something more interesting." The "more interesting" is featuredon the cover of Ray Zone's excellent book. It is a must read.

The first 3-D Filmmakers felt the use of pop out 3_D aesthetically offensive. When they brought their work to theaters to be shown they were told, “Come back with something more interesting.” The “more interesting” is featuredon the cover of Ray Zone’s excellent book. It is a must read.

2744327683-D RARITIES from THE 3D FILM ARCHIVE and FLICKER ALLEY offers me a long awaited opportunity. A few years ago I bought all of 3-D Artist and historian Ray Zone’s books.

After reading Ray’s STEREOSCOPIC CINEMA AND THE ORIGINS OF 3-D FILM 1838–1952 I wanted to see the films he had written about. I thought I would never have that opportunity.

Now, thanks to Bob Furmanek and his associates at THE 3-D FILM ARCHIVE and to FLICKER ALLEY I can see some of those films. Hopefully they will be encouraged to create 3-D RARITIES Volume 2, 3, 4 and more because the job they have done restoring the titles in this collection is first rate.

A few of the titles in this collection are ones I already have in field sequential 3-D format (MOTOR RHYTHM/NEW DIRECTIONS, BEANY & CECIL, SAM SPACE, DOOM TOWN). The versions offered here are so much better in picture quality that it really makes it possible for me to say I have never seen these films offered looking better.

Ray Zone’s excellent book (it is a shame Ray is no longer with us and able to enjoy this set) offers a great companion piece to this collection.

The first public exhibition of 3-D MOTION PICTURES was in 1915. That makes this year the 100th anniversary of 3-D CINEMA though, as Zone’s book makes clear, the medium goes farther back (and you can see how far back in Brian May’s BRIEF HISTORY OF 3-D on Vimeo  https://vimeo.com/30371088 To view this in 3-D get Peter Wimmer’s STEREO PLAYER here:  http://www.3dtv.at/Products/Player/Index_en.aspx ).

The collection opens with KELLEY’S PLASTICON PICTURES (1922/23). You can read about them from Ray Zone’s book here: https://books.google.ca/books?id=UXTAAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA116&lpg=PA116&dq=kelley’s+plasticon+pictures&source=bl&ots=K_oYm9zK42&sig=X0JDiTkmVfzKcteuS3PMbDEADrw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qiWVVezlN5SyyATGjpKoAg&ved=0CEYQ6AEwDQ#v=onepage&q=kelley’s%20plasticon%20pictures&f=false .

3-D Rarities: Complete List of Films:

Part One – THE DAWN OF STEREOSCOPIC CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Kelley’s Plasticon Pictures (1922/1923)
William T. Crespinel/Jacob Leventhal tests (1924-1927)
John Norling/Jacob Leventhal tests (1935)
Thrills for You (1940)
New Dimensions (1940)
Now is the Time (1951)
Around is Around (1951)
O Canada (1952)
Twirligig (1952)
Bolex Stereo (1952)
Intermission Snipe

Part Two – HOLLYWOOD ENTERS THE THIRD DIMENSION:

M.L. Gunzburg Presents Natural Vision 3-Dimension (1952)
It Came from Outer Space trailer (1953)
Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1953)
Hannah Lee trailer (1953)
Stardust in Your Eyes (1953)
The Maze trailer (1953)
Doom Town (1953)
The Adventures of Sam Space (1960)
I’ll Sell My Shirt (1953)
Miss Sadie Thompson trailer (1953)
Boo Moon (1953)
Bonus Material:

3-D photo galleries – Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), New York World’s Fair (1939), Sam Sawyer View-Master reels (1950) and 3-D Comic Books (1953)
3-D footage directed by Francis Ford Coppola from The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
Commentary tracks by Thad Komorowski and Jack Theakston.

For myself the highlight of this collection is being able not only to finally see but also to possess the 3-D Films created by Norman McLaren who is one of the premiere artists who worked in animated films.

As I understand other films were meant to be included in this collection but, as always, money got in the way. When we are dealing with films this old and this lacking in commercial value I have to wonder what the problem is with those who hold the rights as they are better served preserving the films and getting them before the public than they are by remaining mud-bound. All the latter does is to further increase the chance these works will just rot and vanish.

The trailers for IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (which I have in field sequential and anaglyph 3-D), THE MAZE and MISS SADIE THOMPSON  (which I am eager as all Hell to see in 3-D and have made 2-D to 3-D conversions of) will, hopefully, whet the public appetite and encourage Columbia Pictures, Warner Brothers and Universal to dust off their classic 3-D films so they can once again be enjoyed.

Seeing BOO MOON with Casper The Friendly Ghost in true 3-D is a thrill in itself.

I have noticed a few quibbles on Amazon from a couple of people about the entertainment value of this collection. Well, there are always those who find fault. From an educational and historical perspective this collection is priceless. I found the program immensely entertaining myself, the more so as I have the benefit of having Ray Zone’s book.

I viewed these films on a nine foot screen. The pop-out effects in these pictures are awesome. I literally had images in front of my nose. This collection is lots of fun. It is one I look forward to sharing with friend. A hearty thank you to THE 3-D FILM ARCHIVE and to FLICKER ALLY.

Suggestion for 3-D RARITIES Part Two: Those films shot accidentally in 3-D by George Melies when he put two cameras side by side to create double negatives for the American and European market. They would be a treat ( http://thebioscope.net/2010/01/12/melies-in-3d/ ).

I understand one side of that first 3-D Film from 1915 has been found. Perhaps someone could use a depth map to create a 2-D to 3-D Conversion for the next 3-D RARITIES. And, hopefully, the people asleep at the switch when they were approached for this set will wake up. Kudos to everyone involved for an awesome restoration.

Meanwhile here is the trailer for 3-D RARITIES: https://vimeo.com/127092649 .

Bay Street Video in Toronto has it. Tell them I sent you.

Bob Furmanek and the people at THE 3-D FILM ARCHIVE are currently working on a restoration of the Canadian 3-D Motion Picture THE MASK which will be presented at TIFF this year. Bob may be in Toronto for the presentation. That IS something to look forward to.

TIFF will also be screening 3-D RARITIES.

You can learn more about their work and about 3-D at their site: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/home –Reg Hartt, 7/2/2015.

Below are some pictures from the films in this superb collection. Enjoy them.header-norman_mclaren cdn.indiewire.com twirligig 3d stereoscopic animation gretta ekman o canada evelyn lambart nfb animation now_is_the_time_article_detail normanmclaren lambart-around-onf index f6cf0753e303caddf87fbeb5bf4c9b11 d8a69bd552b86588bf16f2781c8bae86 cdn.indiewire.com AroundIsAround around is around norman mclaren animation 003 2a7d7fdc9b9439ebb3cd02e6c144ba3a

We owe a lot to the folks at 3D FILM ARCHIVE.

We owe a lot to the folks at 3D FILM ARCHIVE.

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