Lally Documentary

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Raised by 119 people in 12 months
Also accepting checks payable to: of course i am productions, llc. 

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of course i am productions, llc.
PO Box 82
Maplewood, NJ, 07040


a feature documentary
directed by Rachel E. Diken

The widely impactful career of actor, screenwriter, playwright, poet, 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, San Fransisco, and the Berkshires.

Lally’s mission to facilitate change through accessible language reveals its footprints in pivotal moments of the civil rights, LGBTQ, and feminist movements: a motivational template for any believer in equality. Featuring original interviews with activists, artists, poets, 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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Shout out to talented DP Abi Teixeira and PA Bella Yagid for their help filming the standing-room-only event at [words] Bookstore in Maplewood last month.
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Save the Date for these final Book Tour stops and celebrate with us as production wraps in December!

1. Two radicals walk into House of Kava in Bushwick. See what transpires in this rare conversation, an intergenerational avant garde event. Join the film next Thursday, 11/8 @ 7pm.
2. Historic final LA performance and reunion with longtime LA friends as part of Beyond Baroque's 50th Anniversary weekend will take place on Saturday, 12/1 in Venice, CA.
3. San Fransisco friends: Join us for Michael's reading at The Green Arcade on Saturday, 12/8 @ 7:30pm.
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October brings a call for interns, a Maplewood reading, and a Berkshires recap. Thanks for all your help making the magic of MICHAEL LALLY: I WANT TO CALL IT POEMS possible!
1. Bringing on additional interns as production enters the final stretch! Please share this opportunity with friends and relatives interested in receiving credit in a feature film.
2. Join us on October 20th for a special reading at [words] bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.
3. We had a fabulously fun time at Michael Lally's September reading at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.
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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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