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MindFlux (2010)

MindFlux

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"MindFlux" explores the legendary, internationally-acclaimed American playwright, director, and designer Richard Foreman. His story is a remarkable example of how an individual with extraordinary talent, vision, and courage bypassed rewards of traditional commercial success and became one of the preeminent experimental artists of his generation. The film's narrative dives into Mr. Foreman's influences, his creative process and the Soho arts community of the 1970s from which he emerged. "MindFlux" contains exclusive new content from award winning actors, composers, playwrights, and cultural icons who reveal the impact Foreman had on their lives and challenges they faced prior to realizing their own version of success. Audiences will learn how Mr. Foreman and his prominent admirers pushed past barriers that seemed insurmountable during their early years. The film's themes are particularly relevant today as a new generation struggles with its own issues.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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For anyone who's seriously studied theatre, Richard Foreman is a weird and inspiring example of what audiences will put up with. For the rest of us, he's only an oddball footnote.

Foreman has created more than 50 dramatic works, writing and directing supremely kooky plays that constantly confound audience expectation. Heavy on props, visuals and absurd dialogue, loaded with strange costumes, grating noise, and vacillating characters, his plays have nonetheless garnered three Obie awards.

Director Ryan Kerrison does an amazing job getting over 50 interviews to outline Foreman's life, work and inspirations. The editing and illustrations are also symbolic of Foreman's style. mindFLUX doesn't completely give us a sense of what it's like to sit through a Foreman play, nor does it provide a strong sense of what his influence will be in the long run. So, like Foreman's plays, the narrative has some annoying gaps.

Stephen M.
Stephen Miller

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