A Mesmerizing New Spoken-Word Poetry Documentary Film: GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC
Now here is where Spoken Word is handled properly, where you get advance warning what content lays within –
Filmmaker Bob Bryan has proudly unveiled his seventh powerful installment in his multi award-winning Documentary Series entitled GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC: The Iridescent Equations of SPOKEN WORD. He is releasing two (2) versions:
An Unofficially Rated G Version for General Audiences, Schools and Libraries and the Original Unedited Version for those who do not mind some ?raw street vernacular.? Both versions will have a Running time of 2 hours.returns to the enigmatic world of Poetry. This time around he retrieves the perspectives of fifteen (15) uniquely talented poets involved in the world of SPOKEN WORD. From Grand Slam Champions to Open-Mic Veterans, GV7 crosses all philosophical, racial, and social lines becoming the quintessential SPOKEN WORD documentary.
Bob Bryans? last documentary GV6 THE ODYSSEY explored the point of views of 31 contemporary Literary Page Poets and de facto became Americas’ Number # 1 Indie Produced Poetry Documentary. Bob is very, very confident that poetic magic will strike again with GV7 his brand new feature-length foray into the uncompromising world of SPOKEN WORD.
“GV6 THE ODYSSEY deals with those Poets who write words for the page, while GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC probes the reality of those Poets that write for the stage. SPOKEN WORD has really connected with today?s? youth, primarily because the poetic artform speaks intimately to their love for performance art, suppressed passion, subjective psycho / social issues and cultural attitudes concerning the world in which they live. Poetry is an invaluable tool that helps them to unravel, clarify, articulate & document their experiences. Of course, Hip-hop has allot to do with the flavoring of this SPOKEN WORD communication paradigm.
?I was thrilled to be able to get the Poets to decode and discuss their intimate hopes & desires, as well as their deep personal disappointments and frustrations with the current state of hip-hop. Not all the poets shared a deep abiding love for hip-hop in its current incarnation. Many of the Poets feel that Hip-hop has within its grasp the potential to be a positive catalyst for massive personal & social change. They feel unfortunately that its potential has been severely underdeveloped and in some cases perversely denigrated by some of its commercial practitioners.
?But at the same time other poets in GV7 openly discuss issues of date-rape; the courage to be an artist; the psychological repression of women; How Hip-hop can help or Hurt; HIV-AIDS & homosexuality; image vs. reality; obsessions; race-consciousness; anorexia; self-love; the high-jacking of black men?s masculinity & vulnerability; disappointment with God; insanity; self-loathing; inspiration and salvation. No-one can say these poets tread lightly or try to avoid issues that we all, in some way or another grapple with. It’s what makes this expression so relative, ? says Filmmaker Bob Bryan.
Sure, the dialogue can be ruff, confrontational and passionate; but their intentions are real. These artists are desperate to get through to you!
?Your voice is your power; don?t ever let anyone take away your voice.?
— Two Time Grand Slam ChampionBridget Gray
?If you don?t cut deep?you don?t make a difference.?
— Mollie Angelheart,Co-Los Angeles Slam Champion
?What you say, may just save my life.?
–Two Time Grand Slam ChampionPoet Sekou (tha misfit)
It is a commitment with vast transformational possibilities & connection between the poet, the audience, and the unrealized future.
?Black men?s strength & redemption lies in their vulnerability.?
Tim?m. T. West, Poet, Author, Educator