Electronic music has long since been a debated genre of music. For those who live within its pulsating, body-moving lifestyle, it is an important aspect of the counter-culture experience. The way in which it affects the human body and emotion is a deeper and more complex connection than many might think.
With the restoration of those remaining 10 reels, and the Byrd Center having hired filmmaker and artist Pamela Theodotou as their media specialist, in seeing what the Center had in the remaining reels from the Discovery Lecture Film Series, it became apparent to Theodotou that there was enough content to piece back together one of Admiral Byrd's most famous expeditions to Antarctica.
While watching Stanley Nelson's documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, I was propelled back to my own remembered experience in these years - hearing Stokely Charmichael speak at my college campus, learning of Fred Hampton's murder by FBI and Chicago police while I was in the army.
There was no shortage of media celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Larry Clark's iconic film Kids. The film marked what many, including cast member Jonny Abrahams, who went on to find success as an actor and DJ, calls the film one of the last to "show the real New York. Not the Hollywood version."