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Let Fury Have The Hour


World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English |


In his feature directorial debut, author and visual artist Antonino D'Ambrosio spins a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists channeled their creativity into an organized response and resistance to the reactionary politics that increasingly defined American culture in the 1980s. This idea of art as political statement came to be known as "creative response," and, through insightful and energetic interviews with more than 50 influential creative voices, D'Ambrosio traces the movement from its earliest inklings in the Reagan-Thatcher era through three decades of social and political change.

An exuberant mixed media collage that incorporates graphic art, music, animation, and spoken word, Let Fury Have The Hour is a distinctive perspective on an era in time, retelling the history of modern America through the voices of the artists that interpreted and influenced it through their work, including Shepard Fairey, Eve Ensler, Wayne Kramer, Edwidge Danticat, John Sayles, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Lewis Black, and dozens more. D'Ambrosio's stylish and inspirational film pays due homage to the parallel creative history of late 20th-century America in the words and work of the artists themselves.

After the Movie (4/23 only): Stay for a conversation with director Antonino D'Ambrosio, film collaborator and artist Shepard Fairey, the MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, and activist and poet Staceyann Chin as they discuss the power of artistic expression. Moderated by broadcaster and author Laura Flanders.


Note: Beyond the Screens: Globalize Your Thinking


Note: This film is appropriate for teenagers and up.


Directed by Antonino D'Ambrosio

Antonino D'Ambrosio is an author, filmmaker, and visual artist. He has written books on Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, and the punk movement, as well as Mayday with Shepard Fairey. He is the founder of the social media and production nonprofit La Lutta NMC and the writer/director of the short No Free Lunch.
Antonino D'Ambrosio, James Reid
Executive Producer
Mark Urman, Rob McKay, Chaz Zelus
Antonino D'Ambrosio
Primary Cast
Billy Bragg, Edwidge Danticat, Eugene Hutz, Eve Ensler, Jack Healey, John Sayles
Karim Lopez
Antonino D'Ambrosio
Music Coordinator
Antonino D'Ambrosio
Associate Producer
Leo Glickman, Julian Gross
Wayne Kramer
Director of Photography
Karim Lopez, James Reid, Antonino D'Ambrosio


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Wayne Kramer

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Lewis Black

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Antonino D'Ambrosio

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Shepard Fairey

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Eve Ensler


Press Contact
Danny Drohojowski
Paladin Films
Phone: 212 337 9500
James Reid
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Phone: 310 770 3121
Sales Agent
Mark Urman
President, Distribution
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Director's Manager
William Clark
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Technical Contact
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Press Contact
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Jim Jarmusch
C/o mary ann hult united artists
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Main Contact
Daniel Drohojowski
Paladin Films
130 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212 337 9500