Lally Documentary

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a documentary
directed by Rachel E. Diken

The widely impactful career of poet, actor, screenwriter, playwright, and activist Michael Lally celebrates a milestone in 2018 with the publication of his 30th book, ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY, by Seven Stories Press. After a lifetime of building unlikely communities across the United States, Lally’s book tour reunites him with New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and the Berkshires.

Lally’s mission to facilitate change through accessible language reveals its footprints in pivotal moments of the civil rights, LGBTQ, punk, feminist, and progressive movements—a motivational template for any believer in equality. Featuring original interviews with poets, activists, artists, movie stars, and more, I WANT TO CALL IT POEMS captures the trajectory of a curious, pugnacious spirit that dares to lift its gaze beyond current limitations.

Thank you for helping to make this film possible!
We look forward to taking this adventure with you.

In addition to monetary donations, we're accepting submissions for the following services:

Director of Photography with equipment:
       local to LA, DC, NYC, NJ, & the Berkshires

·      Lighting Director with equipment:
        local to LA, DC, NYC, NJ, and the Berkshires

·      Sound Director with equipment:
       local to LA, DC, NYC, NJ, and the Berkshires

·      Production Assistants:
       local to LA, DC, NYC, NJ, & the Berkshires

·      Food Service to cater crew meals: 
       local to LA, DC, NYC, NJ, and the Berkshires

·      Video Editor with equipment:
        preferably local to NYC, NJ, or LA

·      Still Photographer local to NYC area

·      Music Composer with recording equipment

·      Sound Mixer with equipment

·      Researchers

·      Transcriptionist

·      Graphic and Title Designer

·      Public Relations

·      Legal

·      Bookkeeper

Please email ofcourseiamproductions@gmail.com if interested. Interns welcome.
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Lally Documentary July updates:

1. NYC reading: Michael Lally with Elinor Nauen, Local Knowledge Reading Series on Sunday, July 8th @3pm at Sidewalk Cafe

2. NYC reading: Michael Lally at Poet's House on Thursday, July 26th @7pm

3. Summer is the perfect time to visit your favorite writer at Strand Bookstore (courtesy of Michael O'Keefe)
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The book tour visits DC:

1. Michael Lally's podcast interview at Library of Congress with Grace Cavalieri

2. Thanks to our DC crew for a successful reading and book signing at Politics and Prose!

3. Director Rachel E. Diken closing an interview shoot (photo courtesy of E. Ethelbert Miller)
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Lally & DC!

SEE Michael Lally read from Another Way to Play at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Sunday, June 10th @5pm

TUNE IN to Library of Congress' The Poet And The Poem Podcast on Friday, June 8th @ 10:30am to hear Grace Cavalieri interview Michael Lally

LISTEN to Michael Lally's April 25th radio interview "On The Margin" with E. Ethelbert Miller on WPFW 89.3 FM

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Thanks to all who helped make our 2nd NYC event so memorable!

Photo 1: Michael & Michael — Lally & O'Keefe — at The Poetry Project on May 9th.

Photo 2: Courtesy of Matthew Pitkoff.
May 9th @ The Poetry Project
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