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Occupy: On the Road to Meet America

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by Fintan Dunne 28 April 2014.
Act 1, Scene 1: Cue award-winning filmmaker Jon Jost, who in 2013, at the age of 71 - had thrown in the  towel on his internationally famous #indie film career. Not because of his age, but rather due to today's corporate, dust-bowl climate for independent films. So sad.
[ But wait! Enter #Occupy, stage left.... ]
Act 1, Scene 2: Enter a 'Dynamic Duo' of Occupy stalwarts and film enthusiasts who prevail on Jon to restart his "Grassroots-America-Style" film, PLAIN SONGS. They both pledged to come on board and help Jon to complete the project.
LISTEN: Audio Interview with Filmmakers

The duo are Daniel Levine (r.), a 2nd-day OWS participant and who wrote a book (Every Time I Check My Messages Somebody Thinks I’m Dead: A Memoir of Occupy Wall Street) about his experience, and his friend Brian Spellman (l.).  As Jon says: "They will be heading out themselves to travel parts of the USA, shooting and exploring, trying to grapple with the S…