mindFLUX explores the creative universe of internationally acclaimed playwright, director and designer Richard Foreman. His work spans four decades of writing and directing over 50 plays including his renowned remake of Threepenny Opera at Joe Papp’s Public Theatre where one of his final productions, Idiot Savant, starring Willem Dafoe ran in 2009. mindFLUX reveals the artist’s vision, creative process, impact and prominence within the Soho arts community during the 1970s. Global audiences will discover why this uniquely innovative artist, who courageously bypassed rewards of commercial success, became the pre-eminent experimental playwright of the past 40 years.
Foreman’s relentless passion and perseverance will inspire viewers as they engage in exclusive commentary from the playwright and a diverse range of talented collaborators that include Grammy Award-winner Yoko Ono, Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Academy Award-nominee Willem DaFoe, Drama Desk & Obie Award-winner Eric Bogosian, NEA fellow and Emmy Award-winner James Cromwell, the godfather of avant-garde cinema Jonas Mekas, Grammy Award-winner & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lou Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Screen Actors Guild & Obie Award-winner Lili Taylor, former co-chairman of NBC Universal Ben Silverman, Obie Award-winners David Patrick Kelly, Will Patton and Wallace Shawn.
55-minute feature film also includes unlimited use of all captured material, images, composed music, over 100 hours of unused interview and b-roll footage, and previously unseen intimate footage of the Soho community in the 1960s featuring the late artists John Lennon, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed.