Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a charged journey into the heart of the creative counter culture in 2012. In a time of global challenges, big questions and by-the-numbers politics, this upbeat, outspoken film tracks the story of the artists, writers, thinkers and musicians who have gone underground to re-imagine the world – honing in on equality, community and engaged creativity – in exuberantly paradigm-busting ways.
Writer/director Antonino D’Ambrosio unites 50 powerful, of-the-moment voices –from street artist Shepard Fairey to rapper Chuck D to playwright Eve Ensler to musicians Tom Morello and Billy Bragg to novelist Edwidge Danticat to filmmaker John Sayles to comic Lewis Black – who share personal and powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas. Mix-mastered with historical footage, animation and performances, D’Ambrosio presents a visceral portrait of a generation looking to re-jigger a system that has failed to address the most pressing problems of our times . . . or human potential.
Set to a stirring soundtrack from the film’s artists – including Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Gogol Bordello, MC5, DJ Spooky and Sean Hayes – LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a fast and furious trip into the grass roots of art and activism, 21st Century style.
The film is written and directed by author and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio in his feature debut. The producers are D’Ambrosio and James L. Reid and the executive producers are Jonathan Gray, Brian Devine, Rob McKay, Mark Urman and Chaz Zelus. The film features original music from composer and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer.
Following the 7:30pm screening on Friday the 25th will be a Q&A with artist Shepard Fairey and guitar legend Wayne Kramer.
Following the 5:15 and 7:30pm screenings on Saturday the 26th will be a Q&A with Director Antonino D'Ambrosio.
Q&A schedule for LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR:
Friday night, Jan 25th after the 7:30pm show, with filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio, street artist Shepard Fairey & musician Wayne Kramer. Mr. Fairey will be giving away one of his signed original prints during this appearance.
Saturday, Jan 26th after the 5:15pm & 7:30pm shows with filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio
Sunday, Jan 27th after the 5:15pm show with filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio