Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Strange Culture in Theaters This Month!
Strange Culture is getting theatrical distribution. The film tells the tale of Steve Kurtz, a real-life artist suffering outrageous harassment from the Justice Department. Following the sudden death of Kurtz' wife in 2005, Steve found himself the subject of an investigation leading to bio-terror charges. Though the health department ruled that there was no foul play in his wife's death, and a grand jury refused to hand down any bio-terror charges, the Justice Department continues to pursue JAIL TIME for misdemeanor charges dealing with improper paperwork used to requisition harmless bacteria used in high school labs all over the country.
It's a scary, Kafka-esque tale, and anyone concerned about civil liberties in this country needs to see this film. Indiewire called it, “…probably the best and certainly the most urgent film in the (Sundance) Frontier section…”
Lynn Hershman directed it. Hiro Narita shot it. I consulted on the script.
The film opens in the Bay Area on September 21.
ROXIE FILM CENTER in San Francisco
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:30. Plus Sat, Sun & Wed at (2:00) & 4:00.
CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER, San Rafael
For showtimes: www.cafilm.org or call 415-454-1222
It opens in New York at the MOMA(!) on October 1, and at Cinema Village on October 5.
I'll keep you updated if this film gets broader distribution. Let's hope it does!