April 2011 marked the release of BAsics, a book by Bob Avakian, the revolutionary leader who has developed a new synthesis of communism. This book of quotations and essays speaks to essential questions of revolution and human emancipation. On this occasion, a range of artists, musicians, dancers and actors from a diversity of perspectives came together in a unique cultural event to celebrate revolution and the vision of a new world.
This film will tell the story of what those artists did and why they did it. It will bring a taste of the remarkable connection between these artists and the hundreds in the audience that night.
For everyone who has dreamed of a different and better world or wondered how art and culture can be part of creating it, this is a film that needs to be seen.
But it won't be made without your support.
View a clip of the film at www.indiegogo.com/basicsevent
Fred Lonberg-Holm plays cello and other things when he can get away with it. He writes and organizes the Lightbox Orchestra. Currently "leading" the Valentine Trio and a member of... The Vandermark 5, Joe Mcphee Survival Unit III, The Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, and more... has played sessions with Simon Joyner, Wilco, Will Oldham, Daniel Givens, Chris Mills, L'Altra, Califone, Paul Duncan, Freakwater and more...
Tomeka Reid, jazz cellist. From the Chicago Tribune: "A remarkably versatile player, Reid last year conducted the Great Black Music Ensemble at Millennium Park in a serenely expressive homage to saxophonist Fred Anderson. Earlier this month, she led the new Hear in Now Trio at the Chicago Jazz Festival in luminous scores that merged jazz, classical and experimental techniques.
Benefit for the production and release of the upcoming full length film of the April 11 Harlem celebration of the release of BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian. Expected film release will be late this winter. Be part of something that can be a source of great inspiration, enabling imagination to take flight with revolution and envisioning a whole other way the world can be.
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