AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

6/26/08

Lou Reed's Berlin: Director: Julian Schnabel

Synopsis: Over 30 years after the release of Lou Reed's Rock Opera, BERLIN,Julian Schnabel (THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY), took the album to the stage. This film reproduces the concent held at the St. Anna's Warehouse in Brooklyn News York.

Commentary:
Berlin chronicles the love story of desolate lives in divided Berlin where the wall, similar to the Wall now being built by the United
States and Isreal to protect their boundaries, informs on the human cost of construction as reflected in
the emotional wealth that Lou Reed brings to his work

Lou Reed's music is as true today as it was those thirty or so years ago. We heard it with the Blues Project, with Bobby Dylan and the famous visual artist Andy Warhole, who screemed out his difference with the world around him as Lou Reed screams out his music to the listening audience.

In the past we screamed and our screaming, singing and hard work at organizing paid off. Unfortunately today, we are too quiet. The institutionalized world of brutal control has silenced all but a fews of us.

Listen to the sound of Lou Reed and hear the wails the cries, the tears and the underlying feeling that in spite of the trajedy we all experience, makes us feel confident we will prevail.

This production feataures the old and the young alike. It is good be part of and to remember and hear the sound of inspiration being played loudly without distractions of back room scenes and pesonal dialogues with the performers



Performers: Antony, Sharon Jones, and Emmanuelle Seigner (as Caroline, the tale's tragic heroine)


Starring: Lou Reed, Antony, Sharon Jones, Emmanuelle Seigner

Director: Julian Schnabel
Producer: Jon Kilik, Tom Sarig
Composer: Lou Reed


See this documentary/concert. Take a friend, children or go it alone and enjoy the vibration, the electrifying experience of feeling aliv,e invigorated again.


Linda Z
WBAI Womens' Collective
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Rotten Tomatoes
Vine: Witches Brew

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