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« on: June 20, 2007, 10:16:56 PM »

Not so much b-movies, but independent films:

Go Inside the Mind of One of America’s Most Provocative Writers
Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider

Filmed in Morocco and featuring exclusive interviews with cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider explores the esoteric life of the man who wrote the The Sheltering Sky, one of the most provocative and influential novels of the 20th century.
Bowles led an enigmatic existence in harsh but beautiful Morocco.  He became an icon to the Beat Generation and influenced a generation of artists – from Ginsberg and William Burroughs to David Cronenberg and Bernardo Bertolucci.  The film explores his development as a novelist and composer, his marriage to writer Jane Bowles, and his ambiguous sexuality.
In a series of intimate conversations, Bowles speaks candidly about his writing, his music, his use of drugs and his array of friends – including W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, Aaron Copland, Gertrude Stein, and Allen Ginsberg. Interwoven with rare archival footage, photos and interviews, Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider reveals a man who has always made his own rules.

Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider will be available on DVD beginning July 24, 2007.

DVD Bonus Features:  New Interview with Ned Rorem • New Interview with Filmmakers • Filmmaker Biographies • Paul Bowles’ Bibliography

Catherine Hiller Warnow is co-producer of Do Not Enter: The Visa War against Ideas, an hour-long PBS documentary about the McCarran-Walter Act.  She is the author of the short story collection, Skin: Sensual Tales and the novels An Old Friend from High School, California Time, and 17 Morton Street, a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.  She lives in Mamaroneck, New York and is President of Executive Editor, a manuscript service.  She has a Ph.D. in English from Brown.

Regina Weinreich is a writer on the documentary The Beat Generation: An American Dream.  The author of the critical study Kerouac’s Spontaneous Poetics, she edited and compiled Kerouac’s Book of Haikus.  A leading scholar of the Beat Generation, she has contributed to numerous essay collections and literary journals including The Paris Review and Five Points.  Her journalism has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, etc.  She is a professor at The School of Visual Arts in New York.

"Paul Bowles brought distant realms of landscape and mind close to the heart of American literature."

"A tantalizing sketch of the legendary expatriate!" – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A fabulous film! You want to see it over and over again!" – WASHINGTON POST

"For fans of Bowles, the film is a juicy nugget of biographical info; for those unfamiliar with the writer, it might inspire them to check out the source." – AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"A wonderfully intimate, irresistible film."

Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider
57 minutes plus bonus interviews, color & b/w
UPC #: 7-20229-91274-7  Catalog #: FRF 912747D
Retail Price: $24.95 Canadian Retail Price: $32.99
Street Date: July 24, 2007


When Hitler’s Army marched into Czechoslovakia, a young Czech army captain joined the Resistance. But he had a secret no one knew...until now.

In March 1939, Hitler’s army marched into Prague, Czechoslovakia. Jan Bodon, a young, blond-haired, blue-eyed captain in the Czech Army was recruited to join the Nazis. He promptly fled and joined the resistance movement instead, and was later selected to help in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious “Butcher of Prague.”
In this powerful documentary, director Jean Bodon – Jan’s son – uncovers the truth not only about Jan’s wartime experiences, but also that his father was secretly a Jew in a country which underwent one of the largest extermination campaigns of the war.

Howling with the Angels is not only about Jean’s adventure to retrace his father’s lineage and his forgotten past.  The film also explores the difficulties facing Jewish identity in the twentieth century and the necessity to reclaim and appreciate Jewish roots.  Jean’s struggle to rediscover his father’s past reflects the struggle we all share to look into history in order to find the keys to our own sense of identity.

Howling with the Angels will be available on DVD beginning July 24, 2007.

DVD Bonus Features:  Short Film: My Dear Kassa • Filmmaker Biography • Archival Photo Gallery • Film Notes

"Jean Bodon takes viewers on a journey through his family, a journey that ends with a shocking secret and a tale of true heroism. A terrific story that will inspire one and all."

"Masterful! Bodon brings us into a world of horror, love, pain and compassion. It is a film of true humanism." – JEAN-CHARLES TACCHELLA, CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE

"As enlightening as it is disturbing; it explores the frightening and contradicting ends of the human soul: that dark genocidal impulse and the determination not to be vanquished by it."

"A valuable Holocaust resource and a powerful example of filmmaking. Bodon skillfully articulates the complex sequence of events following the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and its tragic consequences for the Jewish population. A testament to heroism and a poignant story of identity lost and rediscovered." – DANIEL A. REICH, CURATOR, ST. LOUIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Jean Bodon is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Bodon has worked as a feature film director and producer and as a director of documentaries and television commercials. Bodon's works have been shown on HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, The Movie Channel, E!, TLC, Pay-per-view and many other cable systems and networks throughout the world. Bodon's extensive work in the area of film also includes a book on Charlie Chaplin which was prefaced by the late François Truffaut and Cinema: An Introduction prefaced by the late Robert Wise.

60 minutes, color & b/w
UPC #: 7-20229-91275-4  Catalog #: FRF 912754D
Retail Price: $24.95 Canadian Retail Price: $32.99
Street Date: July 24, 2007

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