The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom w/ Flag Country
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
October 8-12, 2020
The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom
Charlie Hoxie (Dir), 66 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
In his prime, Buffalo native Howard Bloom was running the largest PR firm in the music industry, with an epic client list that included Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, and Joan Jett, until a rare disease left him bedridden for years. Now 73 years old and disease free, Bloom believes he’s figured out what the universe wants from each of us – he just needs to get it all down in the time he has left.
Festivals: Doc NYC
Pamela Falkenberg & Jack Cochran (Dir), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
Inspired by Dave Bonta’s poem Flag Country, BIFF alums Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran return to the festival with a haunting meditation on patriotism and national identity in the American heartland.