Carl Charlson has been making movies and documentaries since the 1960’s. I met him last night at the after party for ‘Stand Fast’, a very cool play written by a friend of mine, Ron Brawer. ‘Stand Fast’ is a political satire currently showing in the New York International Fringe Festival and highlights the dangers when political expediency comes up against military ambition and stupidity. Check it here http://www.nytheatre.com/nytheatre/listing_fnyc.php?t=10677 and if you live in NYC, go down and see it in the next week.
I took this picture today as Carl told me last night that he retired to Boston a while ago, but appears to be experiencing something of a resurgence and so needs a current picture for promotional purposes. Amongst other things, it seems the Broadcast Museum is interested in showing a mini documentary about John Lennon & Yoko Ono that he shot over the course of a week when they did their famous ‘Bed-In’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal during May 1969. To find out more about what their aims were check the Wiki page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed-In
Carl is erudite, charming and quite pleased to see that at this late point in life he is getting recognition for the work he has done over the years. Lets hope this happens to more of us.
To honor the need for more of us to fight against political expediency and for Carl’s good works, today I am listening to Gimme Some Truth by the ever relevant John Lennon: