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How Reg Hartt is Celebrating 100 Years Of Jane Jacobs 3: Al Aronowitz.

I know what Jane Jacobs would do. I know what Denise Pinto, Max Alen and the rest of the vultures feasting off the corpse of the fallen hero would do. What did they do. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Jane would kick the assof the fucker behind this so far he could not come back. Ed Keena didn't. He won't. I will. That is part of what I'm doing to celebrate 100 years of Jane Jacobs.

I know what Jane Jacobs would do. I know what Denise Pinto, Max Allen and the rest of the vultures feasting off the corpse of the fallen hero would do. What did they do. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Jane would kick the ass of the fucker behind this so far he could not come back. Ed Keenan didn’t. He won’t. I will. That is part of what I’m doing to celebrate 100 years of Jane Jacobs.

The+Beatles+Live+At+Shea+Stadium+-+Metal+R+409515 imagesAl Aronowitz at Reg Hartt’s Cineforum in Toronto. Who is Reg Hartt? He’s a friend of Al’s. They met in 1981. Reg read about Al in THE SOHO news. He wrote him a letter. Al wrote back. Reg wrote back. Al called. He called again. One day Al said, “I’ve written a book. No one will give me readings. I need to do readings.” Reg said, “Come to Toronto.”

Reg told a friend that he had a major figure coming who liked his pot. “If I give you my TV set can you keep him happy?” asked Reg.

He could.

Al arrived in Toronto. Reg Had him do a reading. Gary Topp came out. Sheila Gostick came.

One day Reg said to Al, “Come with me.”

Al went.

Reg knocked on a door on Albany Street.

“Jane,” he said, “I have a fellow here I think you would like to meet.”

Jane was thrilled.

So was Al.

Who was Al Aronowitz?

Al was the shaping force of American popular music in his day. In the 1950s he was just a crime reporter. Pissed off because his son was hanging out with some fags in New York’s Greenwich Village who were flashing switch blade knives, smoking pot and spouting poetry, Al’s editor sent him down to write a hatchet piece (http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/hatchet+job.html).

Only Al didn’t.

You see Al Aronowitz was something exceedingly rare. He was a man of integrity.

Said Al later, “I walked in and realized I was in the presence of living poets.”

So instead of writing a hatchet piece Al wrote the first positive press about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

People today have little idea how much The Beats were hated by the conventional (which always hates anything that ain’t).

One day Al went to do his laundry. He saw a lazy eyed good lookin’ kid and said to him, “Come with me.”

The kid went.

He didn’t ask questions. He just went.

Al took the kid to meet Allen Ginsberg. He said to Al, “Meet Bobby.”

Allen took one look at Bobby and said, “Come with me.”

No one knows where they went, what they did but knowing Allen is not too hard to guess that he gave Bobby a real good time.

‘Cause when Bobby came back he was Dylan.

On another daqy Al said to Bobby, “Come with me.”

Bobby went.

They arrived at a hotel. They walked in to a room where Al was to interview four lads who had said that the only journalist in America they would talk to was Al.

Al pulled out a joint.

The lads had never smoked pot.

Al said, “You boys are musicians and you have never smoked pot? What the fuck kind of musicians are you?”

The boys said, “Have you heard our music?”

Al said, “Yeah. I listened to it. That shit’s for high school girls. You guys won’t last long. New generation of high school girls and you’ll be swept away.”

The four lads liked his brute honesty. They knew that was true.

“Can we have some?” they asked.

Al said, “Put a towel under the door. Open the window.”

They did.

Then when they were done THE BEATLES walked out on to the stage at Shea Stadium.

Their music was transformed.

Al said to them, “Bobby’s fucking genius. You guys needed to meet. That’s why I brought him.”

Dylan met THE BEATLES. THE BEATLES met Dylan.

In that meeting the course of art, music, live, everything was changed. Changed for the better.

That was Al. Everything he touched became changed for the better.

Al did not know but while a bunch of old Jews was praying for The Messiah the Messiah was smoking pot and walking the streets of New York introducing one artist after another to one artist after another.

How can I say pot smoking Al was The Messiah? Well, the Messiah brings life. Al brought life to a huge number of people.

Then Al’s wife died of cancer. Her death broke his heart and left him broke. He was faced with a wife he could not afford to bury but had to. A lot of dreams died with his wife.

The phone rang. On the other end was a voice which rightly did not much care for white folk.

That voice had felt the full nastiness of good white folk, well meaning white folk, citizen’s committee white folk.

Nope, he just didn’t like white folk and, frankly, while I am white, thank God I’m what most white folk think of as white trash.

But that voice loved Al. Didn’t matter to him that Al was white. He loved him.

“You need help?” said the voice.

“No, I’m fine,” said Al.

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

The voice belonged to Myles Davis.

Al’s wife got buried.

That was Al. He was a man so despised by all the right people the best people could not help but fall in love with him.

I fell in love with Al.

One day I got the idea to sponsor Russian Poetry Nights.

Not nights of Russian poetry but nights of poetry in the Russian manner.

People were to get blind staggering drunk, roar out their poems and not ask after, “Did you like it?”

If you don’t know it is good without having to be told than you ain’t ready to be a poet.

For three months it went great.

Then a little lady from down the street asked, “Can I come?”

After three weeks she said to all the “poets,” “You fellows are all getting drunk and shouting at Reg’s place and he is the worst. Come down to my place. It will be better.”

I can’t fault boys for yielding to the power of the pussy, even old boys.

That ended the Russian Poetry Nights.

Al called. He said, “Reg, I want to come to Toronto.”

The great thing about using my home as a salon is that first I don’t have to ask permission and, secondly, I can do anything.

I called THE TORONTO PRESS CLUB. They said, “Wow! That man is a legend!”

Then I called one of the few newspapermen in Canada who is a newspaperman. He had a book coming out titled, “Toronto: Accidental City.”

I said, “If I poster Toronto for your book will you do me the favour of welcoming Al Aronowitz to Toronto?”

He said, “Love to.”

A few weeks later I said, “Al, meet Robert Fulford.”

Said Fulford after, “That man is a poet. Thank you for introducing me to him.”

You see Robert Fulford is not Ed Keenan. Not that I don’t like Ed. Ed’s okay. But Ed’s a boy. Fulford is not only a man but THE man.

At THE TORONTO PRESS CLUB I all my ex-Russian poets showed up with the polite lady who had snipped off their balls.

The next three nights were at THE CINEFORUM.

They were three fucking wonderful nights.

The folk who lived with me at the time baked cookies ’cause Al liked his pot best that way. We went further out than we had ever gone. Some never came back.

Al met some amazing people in Toronto with whom he stayed in touch.

Time passed.

Again Al called. He said, “Reg, your place is my favorite place on earth. I want to do a reading there again.”

I said, “Come on up.”

Al didn’t come.

He died

August 1, 2005.

I gave a reading in his memory.

I give one every summer.

I won’t this summer.

Why?

‘Cause the same folks who told Andy Warhol to move his ass from time to time are tellin’ me to move mine.

Why?

‘Cause it’s illegal to invite the public into our homes in Toronto.

As Thoreau put it, “Every idiot can make a law and every idiot will keep it.”

I’m not complaining.

Messiah’s are born to be crucified by those who work for the government.

You see, they have jobs to do.

If the job says to throw Jews and fags and gypsies into ovens, well, they do their job.

Can’t fault them for that.

In Tibet monks lavish time creating mandelas. When they are completed they exist for a few days. Then they are swept away.

I created The Cineforum as a mandela. It is shortly to be swept away.

Come take a look at it.

On August 2, 2016 the day will be devoted to the life and words of Al Aronowitz.

Some of the poets who found their Muse hear will be invited to share their work.

I will speak for Al.

And to The City Inspector who said he’d bust my ass if I did not adjust to the city I say, “Bust my ass.”

The essence of Jane Jacobs expressed in her landmark book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES is simple: Cities must adapt to people. People must not adapt to cities.

Ed Keenan doesn’t understand this.

Jane Jacobs did.

Al Aronowitz did.

Robert Fulford does.

Lawrence Solomon does.

The late Rob Ford, God bless him, did.

Reg Hartt does.

Most teachers say you should go to school to get your degree to have something to fall back on. Aside from being a huge lie, that also creates a very high level of mediocrity, because nobody who really believes that is going to take the leap of faith required to be a serious artist. Stay out of school.“–Ellis Marsalis to his sons Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton.

A writer named Will Sloan wrote a piece about the final chapter of THE CINEFORUM. He whines because I said in a flyer promoting him that he was a good writer and hot. He didn’t like the hot part. Poor Will. If Al or I had taken him to meet Allen Ginsberg he sure as fuck would not have disappeared for a few months. He would have whined, “Why did you introduce me to that fag?’ Can’t blame will. He’s the product of a system designed to produce mediocrity. You can read his piece here: http://torontoist.com/2016/06/reg-hartt-cineforum-closes-again-2016/

You can read about Al Aronowitz here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Aronowitz , http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/02/AR2005080202209.html , http://www.blacklistedjournalist.com .

If you want, you can read about me here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Hartt .

Remember the date: August 1, 2016. A DAY FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AL ARONOWITZ and WHO WERE LOVED BY AL ARONOWITZ. A DAY FOR THE MESSIAH.

At Reg Hartt’s home, 463 Bathurst Street,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S9. rhartt4363@gmail.com

Jane Jacobs knew that when a law is stupid you stand up to it.

I do, too.

I created THE CINEFORUM not as a business but as a work of art. As a result many artists have found their Muse here. I am the first person in the world to do that. The City Of Toronto has decided my wonderful work of art must be swept away. Come see it before it vanishes forever. Al Aronowitz will be here in spirit. So will Jane Jacobs, Judith Merril, my beautiful Mark Mitchell and many others. I look forward to meeting you. I look forward to hearing the Words of The Messiah, Al Aronowitz.–Reg Hartt 6/18/2016.

He got it right. Al was not one of those who watched and did nothing. Al Aronowitz was a Messiah. Messiah's act.

He got it right. Al was not one of those who watched and did nothing. Al Aronowitz was a Messiah. Messiah’s act.

Margaret Meade, "Never underestimate the power of one person to change the world for the better. All too often that is all that does it."

Margaret Meade, “Never underestimate the power of one person to change the world for the better. All too often that is all that does it.”

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Judith Merril, the mother of modern Speculative (Science) Fiction, was a friend and supporter of Reg Hartt. Judy did not lightly give her support. Here she is at THE SALVADOR DALI DINNER prepared by Mark Sleep at THE CINEFORUM.

Judith Merril, the mother of modern Speculative (Science) Fiction, was a friend and supporter of Reg Hartt. Judy did not lightly give her support. Here she is at THE SALVADOR DALI DINNER prepared by Mark Sleep at THE CINEFORUM.

I introduced Al Aronowitz to Judith Merril. I met Judy in 1968. We were more than friends. She was one of my mothers. She caused me to be reborn.

I introduced Al Aronowitz to Judith Merril. I met Judy in 1968. We were more than friends. She was one of my mothers. She caused me to be reborn.

At The Ouimetoscope Theatre in Montreal I went out in front of a packed house. I said, "Hi, I am Reg Hartt

At The Ouimetoscope Theatre in Montreal I went out in front of a packed house. I said, “Hi, I am Reg Hartt

A hatchet piece about my RUSSIAN POETRY NIGHTS. This poor girl was not cut from the same cloth as Al Aronowitz.

A hatchet piece about my RUSSIAN POETRY NIGHTS. This poor girl was not cut from the same cloth as Al Aronowitz.

Beatles Shea Stadium Concert Poster

Beatles Shea Stadium Concert Poster

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The End Of The Cineforum (1968–2016)

This morning, after much serious reflection, I have decided to bring the curtain down on The Cineforum.

It has been a good run. During it I have met a huge number of terrific people. I have also found myself with a great many friends.

Closing down the program was not an easy decision. Ending a process that brought so many wonderful people into my life is not an easy thing. It means ending the process by which I will meet even more interesting people.

As you know if you have been following these posts I have for nearly twenty years been engaged in a very weary, soul devouring battle.

When, in The Ramsden Decision, the Supreme Court of Canada defended STREET POSTERING as FREEDOM OF SPEECH for those without access to mainstream media it was because a band in Peterborough, Ontario fought that city all the way to the top court in the country.

Today we’d be lucky to see a poster for a band on the streets of the city. When they do appear they are covered over or torn down by people who put up posters for hire for the people who do advertise in mainstream media.

When the City of Toronto came up with its Street Poster Bylaws I found them extremely well thought out. I was happy to keep them.

The problem is that the city talks the talk but does not walk the walk. The people who put up posters commercially routinely ignore the City Bylaws. City inspectors say they don’t have the time or money to enforce them (though, it seems to me that with a fine of $490.00 per violation if they did enforce the laws they would have the money).

Over the years I have been engaged in this battle with the city’s chief commercial poster business I have seen my work as well as the legitimate posters put up by others routinely destroyed. Often I find our flyers torn up into bits of confetti and placed in clumps behind over size posters placed there by his service.

As well I have found myself pilloried from utility pole to utility pole and kiosk to kiosk by flyers warning people that I am a sexual monster preying on their children. One ex-employee of the man wrote that he could not believe he was doing that. He added that when he worked for the man he saw him repeatedly supply a fourteen year old girl with crack cocaine after which he committed statutory rape on her. Wow! I would think the folks who say they care a great deal about this sort of thing would get upset enough to do something. I found out they do not get upset. From another ex-employee of the man who had himself been smeared by him in a poster campaign which said he was a police informant and was designed to get him killed by street crack heads I found out that the 14 year old girl was the niece of a police officer in 14 Division. Well, how hard should she be to find? The cops closed the case saying they had no leads.

Jeez.

Then a friend found a copy of a report filed against me with the police by this man. He had dropped a copy on the street. It was passed on to me. I called the police. They said, “You can’t have that. Read from it.” After I read from it they said, “You have it.”

I went in, spoke with them (against the advice of a lawyer) and they said, “What a shit!”

That was way more than I expected. I had gotten used to officials not giving a shit.

Daily when I go out with flyers for my programs I find them destroyed. I also find slanderous posters attacking me everywhere.

It got so I was spending six to seven hours every morning putting up paper that was being destroyed that day.

This week I found myself more physically drained and exhausted than I have ever been.

It’s clear the City is not going to stand up for the rights the Supreme Court stood up for.

It’s also clear I am wearing myself out.

Sunday I turned 70.

I decided to give myself a present.

I’m taking a rest.

My friend Jane Jacobs titled her last book DARK AGE AHEAD.

She died in 2006. Her book should be re-issued as DARK AGE NOW.

Get ready as it is going to get worse.

In the meantime drop by and say hello. It will be good to see you.

The whole world is going straight to Hell.

Let’s get drunk and enjoy the fire.–Reg Hartt 6/15/2016.

June 2016 @ The Cineforum, Toronto.

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

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

Saturday, June 4,

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

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

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 5

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

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

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

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 6

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 7

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 8

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

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

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

Thursday, June 9

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

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

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

Saturday, June 11

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

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

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 12

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

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

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

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 13

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 14

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, June 15

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

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

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

Thursday, June 16

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 18

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

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

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 19

3pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN

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

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

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 20

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 21

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 22

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

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

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

Thursday, June 23

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

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

Saturday, June 25

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

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

9pm: ROLLING STONES FILM FEST

Sunday, June 26

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

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

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

9pm: REG HARTT CARTOON FEST

Monday, June 27

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

7pm: EL TOPO (1970) Alejandro Jodorowsky

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

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

Tuesday, June 28

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

Wednesday, June 29

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

Thursday, June 30

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

 

 

 

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

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May 2016 @ The Cineforum

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

Donation $10.00.

Saturday, April 30, Sunday, May 1

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

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

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

07:00 pm: THE HOLLYWOOD CARTOON

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

11:59pm:

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 4,

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 5,

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

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

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

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Reg Hartt’s Score For METROPOLIS:

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

 

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

Sunday, May 8, 15, 22, 29.

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

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

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

05:00 pm: JANE JACOBS FILM FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Siddhartha May Shroud May Shroud May 2 Monster Kid Home Movies Metropolis May Jane Jacobs Gilgamesh May Elvis May Dali May Bowie May

 

 

 

For Mad Folk Only…Reg Hartt, GILGAMESH & PIERRE DALTON

GILGAMESHPierre DaltonTHE I CHING teaches inferior men try to create order out of chaos while superior men recognize the order inherent IN what appears to be chaos. Jane Jacobs recognized this: “There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.”

Young man with a tattoo of Arthur Rimbaud. If you don't know who he is and think yourself a poet you are not.

Young man with a tattoo of Arthur Rimbaud. If you don’t know who he is and think yourself a poet you are not.

In 1980 Alexander Inglis, whom I met at my programs, gave me a copy of the Sumerian EPIC OF GILGAMESH. On May 23, 1981 the body of my brother Michael was found dead in a baseball park. He had killed himself. After his funeral my family thinking I was going to kill myself (I had no intention of it) stuck me against my will in McMaster Psychiatric Hospital where, forced to take the drugs they gave me I found myself becoming a zombie. I was told it would take from six months to six years for the effects of the medication had been given to wear off. When I found by accident I could leave I walked out. I had no money. Most of the people I had thought friends I found were not. The years passed. In 1992 I was invited to Montreal to perform at Café Campus for three days. The promoter told me capacity was 300 sitting and 300 standing. That is a total of 600. “We are sold out!” he said the first night. “How many?” I asked. He said, “300.” I said, “There’s way more than 300 here.” He said, “330.” The next night he said, “We’re sold out!” I asked, “How many?” He said, “Same as last night.” I don’t mind being lied to. I just don’t like being badly lied to. The next morning I caught the train back to Toronto. I tore up the money. I did not ask for a dime. During the time I was in Montreal I kept seeing a very intense young man.

That night in Toronto I had a program of films by Jean Cocteau. My friend Simon Waegemaekers, creator of THE MUSEUM FOR TEXTILES, was going to run it. I told him I had come back adding there was no need for him to come. He said, “I was looking forward to it. Why don’t I take care of them coming in. You take care of them leaving.” I saw none of the people who entered. I did see them leave. To my surprise one of the people leaving was the doppelganger of the fellow I had seen in Montreal. I invited him to have a beer. He said, “I’d like to live with you.” He brought in a number of books on and by poets. Reading one of them I found GILGAMESH flashing by my eyes. I wrote it down.

For some years now that man has been living in Ireland. This year he has been touring with is music. He was invited to stay in the country home of Arthur Rimbaud. Fuck man, it does not get better than that!

There are many who say I’m crazy. They right. I’m fucking nuts. Too bad they are not. A long time ago Plato wrote, “He who without the Muse’s madness in his soul comes knocking at the door of poesy and thinks that art will make him anything fit to be called a poet, finds that the poetry which he indites in his sober senses is beaten hollow by the poetry of madmen.”

I got the Muse’s madness in my soul. I surrendered to it long ago as one does to a lover.

Once I had printed GILGAMESH I gave copies to friends.

Said Al Aronowitz, The Blacklisted Journalist who had introduced Bob Dylan (whom he met in a laundromat) to Allen Ginsberg and The Beatles, “It made me tingle.”

Said John Herbert, who wrote the only play by a Canadian the whole world saluted, “It’s magical. Very, very powerful.”

Said Thomson Highway, whose brother Rene had lived with me, “It’s remarkable.”

Said Jane Jacobs, “It’s amazing. I really liked it!”

Said Judith Merril, “It’s a page turner.”

Said PALLOKAVILLE’s SETH, “Wow! This is great. Much better than any other version I have read.”\

Said John Robert Columbo, “I did not know you are a poet. I did not think free verse suited to the epic form. When I started it, I did not think I would like it but you pulled it off. The sexual scenes are suitably barbaric. It is written with great power. You have travelled the hero’s journey to the dark side of existence. You have  returned the naked flesh to the bare bones of the epic. It is better than anything by the half dozen people who regularly win prizes for poetry in this country.”

When I began giving readings of GILGAMESH in 1992 one man stayed after while everyone else left. He said, “People can learn here.”

I replied, “Some do. Most do not. What do you do?”

He said, “I am an archaeologist, an Egyptologist and a Sumerologist. You are a Crazy-Wisdom-Yogin.”

I said, “I hear crazy often enough. What does the rest of that mean?”

He replied, “It is the highest compliment I, as a Buddhist, can pay. It means you are living absolutely the life you are teaching.”

I replied, “I would not say that. I know how far below the mark I fall. Would you care for a beer?”

He did. We drank until near dawn. It turned out he had accompanied The Dalai Lama on his first journey across Canada.

Yep, I’m crazy. Too bad for those of you who are not.

In June that young poet who fired my Muse will be in Toronto at THE PUBLIC ENEMY/THE CINEFORUM. His name is Pierre Dalton.

He will also be, for Mothers and those of you afraid to come here at THE FREE TIMES CAFÉ.

Mad folk only, thank you very much.–Reg Hartt 04/26/2016.

http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/CharlevilleE.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaudhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaud

http://www.poemhunter.com/arthur-rimbaud/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/arthur-rimbaud

http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/Biography.html

CRAZY JANE TALKS WITH THE BISHOP

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

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

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

William Butler Yeats.

Saturday & Sunday @ The Cineforum

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May 2016 @ The Cineforum, Toronto

May At The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst, Toronto.416-603-6643.Donation $10.00.

5pm Saturday thru Thursday, April 30 through May 26,

JANE JACOBS SPEAKS A collection of videos featuring the author of THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. Her last book, DARK AGE AHEAD (2004) is a prophecy all too rapidly coming true.

7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 2 thru 26.

Herman Hesse’s SIDDHARTHA (1972) A film by Conrad Rooks.

7pm Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29.

Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1926) Rescored By Reg Hartt.

2pm Sunday, May 8, 15, 22, 29.

THE JUNGLE BOOK (1942) Alexander Korda.

2pm Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, 25.

MUSIC FOR THE MOVIES: THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND (1993) Joshua Waletzky.

 

 

The time of the harvest

Now is the time of the harvest.

Crazy Horse, the Great Native American Seer, went up into the Black Hills on his Vision Quest.

We live in a time that mocks the idea of a Vision Quest.

That does not make it one whit less spiritually essential.

“It’s a good day to die,” he said when he came down from the mountain.

“The world is a ball,” said the Plainsman to whom on the ground everything looks flat. He added, “In a short time there will be terrible fires all over it. Men will be brutal to women everywhere. In the end God is coming to judge the world.”

I am not talking about a Fundamentalist Evangelical so-called “Born Again Christian” here.

Every day is a good day to die.

Today there are terrible fires all over this ball we live on. In the name of what people say they believe we see brutality towards women everywhere.

Is this something to be alarmed about?

No.

It means the moment of the harvest is here.

“As it was in the days of Noah before the flood so it shall be at the time of the coming of the son of man,” said Jesus.

From the account the days of Noah before the flood was a time of evil rampant upon the earth.

Evil is rampant upon the earth.

The waters of our lakes, streams, rivers and oceans is poisoned.

The waters of the rivers of our bodies is poisoned.

Who poisoned them?

We did.

Not, perhaps, you and I but certainly humanity has done this.

In his poem THE OCEAN Alfred Gordon Lord Byron thought it beyond possibility the vast oceans of the world could be poisoned the way in his day the continent of Europe had been poisoned.

In our day what Byron could not imagine has been done.

Is this a cause for alarm?

No.

It is a sign of the time.

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.

People said that when I was a kid.

So much has been forgotten in such little time it is astonishing. Jane Jacobs speaks of this in her last book, DARK AGE AHEAD. She was not a fundamentalist “Born Again” Christian either. She was a woman who used her eyes and ears as so few use our eyes and ears. Mostly writers use the eyes and ears of others because they are too lazy to do the legwork. Then they fashion what they receive into what they choose to see.

In THE I CHING I read in 1968, “The Superior Man lives sparingly in times of plenty. Thus he prepares for times of want.”

The Boy Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” It is a good motto.

JANE JACOBS AT THE CINEFORUM, 5pm Sunday, March 13, 20, 27, The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst Below College. 416-603-6643. Donation $20.00.`3

Saturday March At The Cineforum, Toronto: MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL & BECKET

Originally I had planned to offer MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL alone. Then, as both films deal with the same idea, I decided to add BECKET (19764). This is a powerful cinematic testimony.

Originally I had planned to offer MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL alone. Then, as both films deal with the same idea, I decided to add BECKET (19764). This is a powerful cinematic testimony.

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL 1b

St. Thomas Becket (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add. info.: Thomas a Becket (1118-70) Archbishop of Canterbury; murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England); English, out of copyright

St. Thomas Becket (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add. info.: Thomas a Becket (1118-70) Archbishop of Canterbury; murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England); English, out of copyright

Originally I had planned to offer MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL alone . As both it and BECKETT are excellent studies of the same idea I thought why not offer them together. In a moment when a United Church Minister, Gretta Vosper, can declare herself an atheist, the church she belongs to is steeped in middle of the roadism, writers like Michael Coren and others can complain about the persecution Christians endure world wide…in short when so many who think themselves intelligent clearly are clueless as Easter approaches it is important to remember that Christianity has always been about the willingness of individuals to go to their deaths for what we know to be true.
The word “Martyr” literally means “Witness.”
What stronger witness can we give than a refusal to kill backed by a willingness to die.
In his book PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS Robin Lane Fox, who is not a Christian, writes that it is entirely possible that between 1918 and 1948 more Christians died for the Faith than in the first 300 years after Jesus. By this time that number probably equals more than in the first 2,000 years.
This has been and continues to be a time of great tribulation. http://www.stjosephschurch.net/leoxiii.htm
Mediocre Christians try one Church than, when it fails to give them the Christianity they want, they switch to another as Michael Coren did switch from Roman Catholicism to The Anglican Church. The path we walk is not straight and narrow. It is strait and narrow. People listening to radio and television preachers took strait to be straight. Tom Waits sings about walking the “straight and narrow.” It is the role of poets to understand the words we use not to follow the path of misunderstanding which is popular “mis”-understanding ( http://www.metrolyrics.com/way-down-in-the-hole-lyrics-tom-waits.html ,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UbqFJuptvE ). This is why so many great poets were and are murdered. The blood of Frederico Garcia Lord cries out from an unknown grave.
Henry made his man, Becket, head of the church thinking Becket who had served him faithfully would be his dog. Dog maybe. Faithful to whom he served? Absolutely.
In many cultures to be called a dog is an insult. Would that those who think the term an insult could love as a dog loves, as anyone who has had a dog has discovered, as my dogs loved me.
One church that meets in a movie theater on Sundays calls itself “the church for people who don’t like church.” Yeah. Right. The word “church” means “community.” In others words this is a community for those who don’t like community. There is another word for these folk. That word is snob.
Only inferior people hate. Hatred is the porridge of their lives.

Only inferior people hate. Hatred is the porridge of their lives.

To Hell with them.–Reg Hartt, 03, 04, 2016.
L'Age D'Or (1930) Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. This film was banned by the Roman Catholic Church as blasphemy.  No wonder. This final image of the scalps of murdered women cries out against the men who conceived the idea of perpetual virginity for Mary as the mother of Jesus.

L’Age D’Or (1930) Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. This film was banned by the Roman Catholic Church as blasphemy. No wonder. This final image of the scalps of murdered women cries out against the men who conceived the idea of perpetual virginity for Mary as the mother of Jesus. Thus sex became something shameful instead of the glorious thing it is. But then, how could men who murdered their souls with vows of chastity they could not keep ever understand this? Read THE NEW TESTAMENT. We find doing that the only men Jesus calls sinners are priests.

In the 1970s a group of American scientists working with NASA put this image under a machine designed to render2D images taken by satellite of asteroids and planets in 3D. To their surprise something happened which should not have. The Shroud Image was rendered in 3D. "The child sees more clearly than the adult because the child has not decided what it will and will not see."--William S. Burroughs. Refusal to believe and belief that refuses to allow us to see are both blinding. This is why Jesus said, "Unless you be as a child you can not enter the Kingdom of God."

In the 1970s a group of American scientists working with NASA put this image under a machine designed to render2D images taken by satellite of asteroids and planets in 3D. To their surprise something happened which should not have. The Shroud Image was rendered in 3D. “The child sees more clearly than the adult because the child has not decided what it will and will not see.“–William S. Burroughs. Refusal to believe and belief that refuses to allow us to see are both blinding. This is why Jesus said, “Unless you be as a child you can not enter the Kingdom of God.

While you are here watching MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL you cam meditate upon THE SHROUD OF TURIN. How anyone can look at this and choose not to see what is written on it is something I do not understand. One day I will.

While you are here watching MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL and BECKET you can look at and meditate upon THE SHROUD OF TURIN. How anyone can look at this and choose not to see what is written on it is something I do not understand. One day I will.

Get a pair of red & blue 3D glasses to see this image in 3D. This is just one of the many unique properties of THE SHROUD OF TURIN, the burial cloth a Jesus and a silent witness to his resurrection.

Get a pair of red & blue 3D glasses to see this image in 3D. This is just one of the many unique properties of THE SHROUD OF TURIN, the burial cloth a Jesus and a silent witness to his resurrection. Of course, some say it is not and we can not know for certain. It is and we can.