Thursday, November 8, 2012
Let Fury Have the Hour
by Antonino D'Ambrosio
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening Q & A with Antonino D’Ambrosio

Can art really change the world? Do artists and musicians have the power, and perhaps even the responsibility to transform society? Antonino D’Ambrosio answers these questions with a resounding “Yes” in his powerful new documentary “Let Fury Have the Hour”. Part social document, part call to arms, the film is a celebration of the human creative spirit and features interviews with artists and thinkers including Chuck D., Ian McKaye, Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Eve Ensler and others, each of whom discusses the idea of Creative Response: the ability of human beings to respond creatively to the world and the obstacles it presents. Please join us on Thursday, November 8 for a post-election screening of this important film. Antonino D’Ambrosio will be present for a post-screening Q & A. Film preceded by a set of the most furious protest songs of all time as selected by Punk Rope's Tim Haft. Special thanks to SnagFilms and to Punk Rope for making this event possible.

Watch Let Fury Have the Hour (Official Trailer)

“An exuberant, mixed-media collage –indeed, a thoughtful and entertaining debut film.”
–The New York Times

“A thrillingly articulate wallop of ’80s-era rage’”
– TimeOut

“Rousing documentary…You’ll leave the theater wanting to create something LOUD. Essential.”
–Rachel Maddow

In his feature directorial debut, acclaimed author, visual artist, and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio has fashioned a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity—and their creations—as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. An exuberant, mixed media collage that incorporates graphic art, music, animation, and spoken word, the film spans three decades of change—from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher through today—and brings together over 50 writers, playwrights, painters, poets, skateboarders, dancers, musicians, and rights advocates, all of whom attest to the fact that we can re-imagine the world we live in and take an active role in making that vision a reality.

Please also be sure to check out Antonino D'Ambrosio's book Let Fury Have the Hour (Nation Books): http://nationbooks.org/

Let Fury Have The Hour

Written and Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio

Starring: Eve Ensler, John Sayles, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Shepherd Fairey, Lewis Black, Ian MacKaye, Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, Internationally acclaimed choreographer Elizabeth Streb, International Best-Selling Author Hari Kunzru, Skateboard legend and musician Tommy Guerrero, Award-Winning Poet & Original member of Def Poetry Jam Suheir Hammad and many more.

Director: Antonino D’Ambrosio

Writer: Antonino D’Ambrosio

Producer(s): Antonino D’Ambrosio, James Reid

Editor: Karim Lopez

Executive Producer(s): Rob McKay, Brian Devine, Jonathan Gray, Mark Urman, Chaz Zelus

Co-Producer(s): Ben Correale, Karim Lopez

Associate Producer(s): Leo Glickman, Julian Gross, Ian Jarvis

Director of Photography: Karim Lopez, James Reid, Antonino D’Ambrosio

Composer: Wayne Kramer

Music Coordinator/ Music Supervisor: Antonino D’Ambrosio, Margaret Saadi Kramer

Original Art/Original Illustration: Shepard Fairey/Seth Tobocman


Location One is extremely grateful to The NY State Council on the Arts and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to Snag Films and Punk Rope for making this event possible.

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Location One is extremely grateful to The NY State Council on the Arts and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to Punk Rope and SnagFilms for making this event possible.

Sponsor Punk RopeSnagFilms


Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.
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