Today's short is the trailer for Barney's Wall (FoxHog Productions LLC), a documentary currently in post-production. A homage to censorship-buster and free-speech fighter Barney Rosset (1922-2012) of Grove Press and Evergreen Review, it was shot in Rosset's New York City loft and features artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and editors, and many more who crossed paths with the publisher. Its window into Rosset's story is the huge autobiographical mural he painted on his loft's wall.
The filmmakers are producer-directors Sandy Gotham Meehan and Williams Cole and cinematographer David Leitner.
The project's Kickstarter campaign ends April 23.
Barney's Wall: The Documentary on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram
Matthew Morowitz, "Barney Rosset and Grove Press", Off the Grid (Blog of Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation), August 21, 2015
Steven Brower, "The Spirit of Barney Rosset Lives on the Train to Pokipse", Print, June 25, 2015
Alyssa Reeder, "The Strange Second Act of the Man Who Brought Smut to American Literature", New Republic, June 1, 2015
Jim Feast, "Barney Rosset: Outsider on the Inside", Evergreen Review, June 2013
Douglas Martin, "Barney Rosset Dies at 89; Defied Censors, Making Racy a Literary Staple", Obituary, The New York Times, February 22, 2012
Evergreen Review History