Lally Documentary

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Raised by 111 people in 10 months
Also accepting checks payable to: of course i am productions, llc. 

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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 August News:

1. Vicki Abelson interviews Michael Lally on The Road Taken podcast. 8/29 @ 7pm PST / 10pm EST via Facebook Live, iTunes & Soundcloud

2. The lifetime fight for #equalrights continues...

3. After a full day filming at NYU Archives. Director Rachel E. Diken with Michael Lally
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Lally Documentary in the Hamptons, Part Two:

1. Book signing action...

2. Ending Author’s Night with a delightful dinner at Janet Ross’ lovely East Hampton home. Michael Lally with filmmaker Rachel E. Diken and Alec & Hilaria Baldwin
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Lally Documentary in the Hamptons, Part One

Lally book tour is excited to be part of the premier literary event of the Hamptons! Authors Night and Dinner Party with Founding Chair Alec Baldwin on August 11th. Tickets at authorsnight.org in support of East Hampton Library

1. Authors Night Announcement

2. Arriving...

3. Michael Lally with Alec and Hilaria Baldwin at Author’s Night in support of East Hampton Library.
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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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