23 November 2010


Exclusive bonus video from mindFLUX: Dafoe on Foreman from mindFLUX on Vimeo.

From the production company:
"MindFLUX" explores the life, work and impact of critically acclaimed experimental playwright, director, and designer Richard Foreman. After founding the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in 1968 Mr. Foreman soon became recognized as one of our most important avant-garde experimental artists. Foreman has written, directed and designed over 30 of his own plays and his international recognition include nine OBIE awards, a MacArthur Fellowship, Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France and the NEA’s “Distinguished Artist Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre”. The film features interviews with numerous Hollywood notables who have worked with Foreman, among which are Willem Dafoe, Yoko Ono, and Lou Reed.

"MindFLUX"'s inspirational themes are driven through Foreman's own journey and the lens of prominent colleagues and cultural warriors interviewed exclusively by Ride5 in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris. New footage is supplemented by previously unreleased material Mr. Foreman generously provided. The film’s story is shown using Ride5’s innovative visual style--fast paced cuts, animation, high-end motion graphics and integrated media techniques."

Contact sales@ride5mediagroup to set up a screening!!

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Arnie Friedland said...

Thanks for the post Mark! Your tag line "THIS IS WILD" sums up both our esteemed subject and the filmmaking process. As the film's producer my hope is that anyone who sees mindFLUX leaves the theatre feeling inspired at some level to continue or start pushing forward in a way that's specific to their own, unique dreams. One of my favorite platitudes reminds us that "life is not a dress rehearsal". The essence of Foreman's message is all about that.

Mark Thomas said...

You're very welcome. I enjoyed all the vids you offered on the FB page, but I do love listening to just about anything that comes out of Willem Dafoe's mouth, so. And as one who's definitely "pushing it" right now, the film's message for me couldn't be more timely. Thank you for your work.