Excesses & Extremes

In 2005, I traveled a little to screen my 1st feature-length movie made using iMovie. I finally had computer video editing at home. "Story of a Fructiferous Society" (- on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/VSlPEsZIPPo - on the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/StoryOfAFructiferous) was screened in 6 places:

November 12, 2005 - Three Rivers Film Festival - Pittsburgh, US@

November 11, 2005 - MicroCineFest - Baltimore, US@

October 14, 2005 - Pleasure Dome & SoundPlay - Toronto, Canada

July 21, 2005 - A/V Geeks present: @ the Bickett Gallery - Raleigh, US@

July 19, 2005 - 1001 Colaboratory - Greensboro, US@

June 19, 2005 - Jefferson Presents... - Pittsburgh, US@

Humble though that is, it was, & still is, an unprecedented number of screenings for one of my features. I'm lucky if they even get screened ONCE.

Someone in attendance to the Toronto screening later invited me to contribute to a book entitled something like "Excesses & Extremes". She informed me that "Story of a Fructiferous Society" was the most extreme movie she'd ever seen. The proposal for the book started with this:

In this volume, entitled Excesses and Extremes in Film and Video we aim to probe for a different emotion, an emotion that fluctuates, vibrates and agitates the nervous system. Here, in the screening of extreme films, our sensations will stand on edge, disturbed and strained, like a contortionist's balancing act ready to collapse in the wink of an eye.

Apparently, my computer wasn't upscale enough because even though the files I sent were ".doc"s the editor kept rejecting them saying they weren't. That seemed like an easy enough problem to solve but it didn't seem to turn out that way. I decided to submit 4 pieces:


Story of a Fructiferous Society, IT BEARS FRUIT IN (Y)OUR MIND

Balling Tim Ore is Best


Tender Buttons


All 4 referred to specific movies of mine. The latter 3 were overtly sexual. The editor that I'd been corresponding with ceased writing to me. I never knew whether it was because of the nature of the explicit sexuality or not. I eventually learned that the book had been retitled & published - but without anything of mine in it.

The "Story of a Fructiferous Society" piece was eventually published in Otherzine, thanks to Monty Cantsin. I've provided the link above. "Balling Tim Ore is Best" has never been published so I've made a webpage for it here & linked to that. One part of "Cuntralia", "Courtney Sage & Allison Derek discuss the movie "Cuntralia"" was published in a book from the San Francisco Cinematheque. I've also put that online so I link to that here. "Tender Buttons" was never published so I made a webpage for it that I link to here. The original article had images but I'm unable to open those .rtfd versions so I just present the bare text here.





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