FW: The Polymath 2 DVD Set
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Subject: The Polymath 2 DVD Set
Maestromedia is proud to announce the release of the two-disc DVD set, The
Polymath, or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman. This
80-minute feature, directed by Fred Barney Taylor, is a cinematic portrait
of this larger-than-life iconic figure.
The Polymath fluidly fuses meditative and experimental imagery,
autobiographical anecdotes, family home movies, and literary excerpts to
produce a stylized and highly unusual documentary. The film's nonlinear
structure follows Delany's own use of autobiography, science-fiction, social
criticism, pornography and semiotics. The film also features an appearance
by novelist Jonathan Lethem.
The bonus disc contains 2 and 1/2 hours of never before-seen Delany
interviews and includes the full version of his film, The Orchid.
The Polymath debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 and played to
critical acclaim at LGBT film festivals in London, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle. It received the Best Documentary Award at the
2008 Philadelphia GLFF, and was called "the best undistributed film" by the
film editor of The New Yorker.
The Polymath has received extremely favorable reviews in The New Yorker,
Time Out, The Village Voice, and Variety. Additional reviews, festival
catalog pages, and articles can be found by Googling the entire name of the
film, The Polymath, or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman.
The 2- DVD set is available for purchase for $30. Postage and handling
charges will be waived for Delany-list members with postal addresses in the
United States. Payment may be made to the PayPal account,
fredtaylor@.... The DVD set will be shipped out within 48 hours.
For additional information, write maestromedia@....