In his feature directorial debut, author, visual artist and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio has fashioned a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity and their work, as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define American culture in the 1980s. An exuberant, mixed media collage that incorporates graphic art, music, animation, and spoken word, the film spans three decades of change – from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher through today – and brings together over 50 writers, playwrights, painters, poets, skateboarders, dancers, musicians, and rights advocates, all of whom attest to the fact that we can re-imagine the world we live in and take an active role in making that vision a reality.
Let Fury Have the Hour features interviews with Eve Ensler, John Sayles, Chuck D, Shepard Fairey, Lewis Black, Ian MacKaye, Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, choreographer Elizabeth Streb, best-selling author Hari Kunzru, skateboard legend and musician Tommy Guerrero, award-winning poet & original member of Def Poetry Jam Suheir Hammad and many more.
The film boasts an original score by music legend Wayne Kramer of the MC5. The film also includes songs from Public Enemy, Thievery Corporation, MC5, Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Slackers, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, the Clash, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Billy Bragg, Manu Chao, skateboard legend Tommy Guerrero, Ocote Soul Sound, Gogol Bordello, DJ Spooky, El Meswy and Sean Hayes.
Here is the screening schedule for Let Fury Have the Hour:
- World Premiere on Saturday, April 21 at 9:30PM (SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue)
- Monday April 23rd at 5:30PM (SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street). This screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Jim Jarmusch with filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, Shepard Fairey, Wayne Kramer, Eve Ensler and Lewis Black.
- Tuesday, April 24 at 2:30PM (AMC Village VII – AV7 66 Third Avenue at 11th Street)
- Saturday April 28 at 7:00 PM (AMC Village VII (AV7) 66 Third Avenue at 11th Street)
- Additionally, on Saturday, April 14th, filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio will show clips of Let Fury Have the Hour and conduct a Q&A with the audience at 3:30 PM. That event will take place at The Apple Store in Tribeca, located at 14th Street and 9th Avenue.
Check out an early poster for Let Fury Have the Hour, by Shepard Fairey, below.