'Let Fury Have The Hour', A New Documentary About The Creative Response
‘Let Fury Have the Hour’, a new documentary which just premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, seems quite interesting. First of all, its title comes from the Clash’s ‘The Clampdown’ lyrics, ‘Let fury have the hour//Anger can be power//Do you know that you can use it?', then it has an all-star cast.
The film focuses on the counter-culture starting from the 80s with the rise of Reagan and Thatcher, and documents ‘a cultural shift towards fierce individualism and rampant consumerism’, in parallel with the start of a renegade movement, that Writer/director and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio calls ‘creative-response’. Among the people responsible for this creative rebellion? Skateboarders, punk rockers, rappers, street poets, feminists and graffitists who were ready to shake up this world by turning up the volume and making sure they were going to be heard.
Seeing the trailer, you will see there is a long list of participants (50 of them), and among many others, you will recognize musicians-activists Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, and Billy Bragg, but also comedians Lewis Black, street artist Shepard Fairey. All of the usual troublemakers, who know how to push the boundaries and channel their anger into creativity!
The soundtrack of course includes tracks from Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Gogol Bordello, MC5, DJ Spooky and Sean Hayes.
For now, there are only two announced upcoming dates, January 18th in San Francisco, and January 25th in Los Angeles, but more additional cities will be announced soon.