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

9/22/08

New York film Festival selection: the WindMill Movie

a film by
Alexander Olch
produced by
Susan Meiselas

The Windmill is an extraordinary documentary not just because the story is interesting but because it demonstrates the very best in documentary film making. The Windmill is an experience rather than a story told, that is revealed with the intent of bringing to the screen the genius of Richard(dick) P. Rogers along with his nontraditional way of life. What made him an extraordinary person is first his genius and secondly his life choices and the interactions with his mother that propelled him to be different; as different as she was, he became. What he lacked was insight into himself. His fear of seeing who he was kept him from finishing his life's goal of a documentary that was about him rather than others. That goal has been met in this film, achieved with painstaking devotion and talent by Alexander Olch.

I enjoyed this film because of the subject, richard P rogers and because of the creativity displayed such as the after birthday party balloons filling the living room like sperm swimming inside a woman's body. There was a poetry in images and thought that seemed to radiate intelligence, delicate selction of material and an overall compulsion to have richard live on in the mind of those who knew him and those who didn't

this achievement worth seeing.

Sunday Oct5
6p.m. Ziegfeld theater


Lina Z
WBAI Women's Collective
RT vine:witches brew

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