|A pensive James Broughton|
|Stephen Silha at Outfest. Photo copyright Daniel C. Tsang 2013|
Subversity Online interviews co-director Stephen Silha, a first-time filmmaker, on the life and impact of the affectionate and fairy-like poet, who continued writing into the end of his life in his eighties. In his senior years, Broughton is also engaged in a long relationship with another, younger man. Silha discusses in the interview why he made this film and their use of archival footage, as well as where the Broughton archives are located.
As the Outfest program notes indicate: "His [Broughton's] reverence for unbridled joy through childlike creativity and silliness put him perfectly in tune with the flowering of free-spirited experimentation in the 1960s, of which his film THE BED (1968) is a cultural milestone."
|Old and Younger Connect|
"Big Joy" screens Monday 15 July at 5 pm at Directors Guild of America, DGA2.
For the entire lineup, see the Outfest LA program guide. See also ticket information. - Daniel C. Tsang.