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“New Yorkers in Uniform: From World War One to Today” | Premier & Panel Discussion in Yonkers, NY

Last weekend, December 9, 2017, we showed our documentary at an event in The Yonkers Public Library.  After the screening, we held a panel discussion/Q&A, which was  followed by a reception at the Yonkers Brewing Company.

The Film:

Panel Discussion/Q&A:

CREDITS

A Film by
KEITH MUCHOWSKI
KEVIN DOUGLAS
JUNIOR TIDAL
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Executive Producer
KEITH MUCHOWSKI

Co-Producers
KEVIN DOUGLAS
JUNIOR TIDAL

Associate Producer/Post-Production
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Written by
KEITH MUCHOWSKI
and
KEVIN DOUGLAS
with
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Edited by
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Narrated by
KEITH MUCHOWSKI

Music by
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Sound Editor
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Sound Post-Production
& Sound Effects
TIMOTHY HOLLAND

Archival Material
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
NATIONAL ARCHIVES
and
TERESA M. TOBIN

SPECIAL THANKS

Thomas M. Tobin
Teresa M. Tobin
Michael Yeh
Malika Hammond

“standing up falling down,” a New York Poem set against a London Lullaby.

for my friends, here and gone.

the Jazz June at Brownies, NYC, 2000.

This footage was shot in NYC in the summer of 2000 at Brownies, a once great rock club that closed its doors in 2002.  This show was a precursor to the Medicine tour, which kicked off a few weeks later.

BEDTIME STORIES: with Ernest Miller Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois.  On July 2, 1961, he shot himself in the head with one barrel of a double-barrel shotgun at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.  Hemingway’s wife, Mary, told authorities that his death was accidental, and occurred as the author was cleaning the weapon.

Although Hemingway is famous for the concise style of his fiction and prose, it is less widely recognized that the author also wrote poetry (perhaps in accordance with his own design).  Still, an edition of Hemingway’s poems survives, and fans of the author can still find a copy.

Perhaps the most well-known of these poems, his “Poem to Mary (Second Poem),” was also recorded by the author, along with a handful of other works, including his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, which was recorded a later date, as Hemingway was ill and unable to be present at the presentation.

This video contains Hemingway’s original recording of his “Poem to Mary (Second Poem),” along with footage of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Harry S. Truman, WWI infantry films, and as yet unseen footage shot in NYC on September 11, 2001.  Other color footage was shot in Central and Southern Morocco, and in Central Pennsylvania.

The video was inspired by Ted Turner‘s apocalyptic preparations for CNN and created as a response that those preparations were insufficient in rendering “something,” as F. Scott Fitzgerald might say, “commensurate to his capacity to wonder.”

*NOTE:  Neither “UNIHABITABLE,” nor “into” were written in error.

Go Train! Getting on with it in Morocco

no love like that at my door anymore