The First Shout

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The title, A SHOUT IN THE STREET, refers to pg. 34 of James Joyce's Ulysses, when Stephen Dedalus briefly describes his theories on history and the Almighty in response to his Hegelian headmaster, Mr Deasy:
--History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
From the playfield the boys raised a shout. A whirring whistle: goal. What if the nightmare gave you a back kick?
--The ways of the creator are not our ways, Mr Deasy said. All history moves towards one great goal, the manifestation of God.
Stephen jerked his thumb towards the window, saying:
--That is God.
Hooray! Ay. Whrrwhee!
--What? Mr Deasy asked.
--A shout in the street, Stephen answered, shrugging his shoulders.
Madison Brookshire lives in Los Angeles, where he makes films, videos and music. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Film/Video. Currently, he is an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He has shown work at international film festivals, art galleries and microcinemas. He was also an artist-in-residence at the Hammer Museum. More information about his art can be found at his website, here.

Michael Lieberman resides in Binghamton, N.Y. where he is editing a documentary feature, "The Drift", about an Iraq War veteran who briefly became an anti-war activist. Lieberman graduated from Binghamton University with a B.A. in Cinema. In addition, he is a film and video curator for Spool MFG, a contemporary art gallery in Johnson City, N.Y. In the future, Lieberman hopes to attend graduate school and successfully make a political landscape film.

Kiljan Zane Pyry is a U.S. citizen who lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where he is filming a documentary about health care issues in Inuit communities. His most recently completed project is Center and Main, a film that follows a group of people who live on the streets in rural Massachusetts. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Film/Video and Creative Writing.

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