Release date:December 14, 2012
(NY, LA release: Jan. 25)
Starring:Eve Ensler, Lewis Black, John Sayles, Shepard Fairey, Chuck D, Van Jones, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg, Ian MacKaye, D.J. Spooky, Hari Kunzru, Tommy Guerrero, Edwidge Danticat, Suheir Hammad
Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, "Let Fury Have the Hour" is a charged journey into the heart of the creative counter-culture in 2012. In a time of global challenges, big questions and by-the-numbers politics, this upbeat, outspoken film tracks the story of the artists, writers, thinkers and musicians who have gone underground to re-imagine the world – honing in on equality, community and engaged creativity – in exuberantly paradigm-busting ways. Writer/director Antonino D’Ambrosio unites 50 powerful, of-the-moment voices –from street artist Shepard Fairey to rapper Chuck D to playwright Eve Ensler to musicians Tom Morello and Billy Bragg to novelist Edwidge Danticat to filmmaker John Sayles to comic Lewis Black – who share personal and powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas. Mix-mastered with historical footage, animation and performances, D’Ambrosio presents a visceral portrait of a generation looking to re-jigger a system that has failed to address the most pressing problems of our times... or human potential.