Sister Lotti Da

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
expiating stigmatic guilt & promulgating universal joy
a ministry of public manifestation & habitual perpetuation
dedicated to the personal & collective enlightenment of all

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 It’s the Drag March! 

☆ Tomorrow Night! 

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK  (7pm gather)
March to STONEWALL Inn   (8pm march begins)
Come Feel the LOVE!!!

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BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton
FREE Screening
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 p.m.
NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium 

In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. 

James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. 
BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. 

There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films.

"A wonderful movie that every independent spirit should see and be inspired by."
~ Justin Vivian Bond

Special Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film; after, esteemed film scholars (and Broughton colleagues) Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us for a discussion of Broughton’s life and the film.

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258810040972770/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

www.bigjoy.org.

FREE and open to the Public. 
Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673

NYPL website
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton

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Free Screening of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton at the New York Public Library!  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 
6 p.m. reception, 7p.m. Screening
New York Public Library 
[42nd Street & Fifth Avenue] 

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,
South Court Auditorium 

In honor of LGBT history month & James Broughton’s centennial year, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in the South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the VoD and DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. 

James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special award for poetic cinema from Jean Cocteau in the 1950’s, made the quintessential hippie film, “The Bed,” in the 1960’s, and became a bard of Gay Liberation in the 1970’s and 80’s. 

BIG JOY is a stunning exploration of and tribute to his life and work. 

There will be a reception before the screening from 6-7pm with an opportunity to view some of Broughton’s own films. 

Special Guest Justin Vivian Bond will welcome us to the screening and introduce the film and esteemed film scholars and Broughton colleagues Jon Gartenberg, Jim Hubbard & Robert Haller join us afterwards for a discussion of the film.

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NYPL
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/06/18/big-joy-adventures-james-broughton

Register online for Free at 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-joy-the-adventures-of-james-broughton-tickets-11835290673

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In Honor of Walt Whitman’s Birthday

10 — Poem of You, Whoever You Are.

WHOEVER you are, I fear you are walking 
the walks of dreams, 
I fear those realities are to melt from under your 
feet and hands; 
Even now, your features, joys, speech, house, 
trade, manners, troubles, follies, costume, 
crimes, dissipate away from you, 
Your true soul and body appear before me,
They stand forth out of affairs—out of commerce, 
shops, law, science, work, farms, clothes, the 
house, medicine, print, buying, selling, eating, 
drinking, suffering, begetting, dying, 
They receive these in their places, they find these 
or the like of these, eternal, for reasons, 
They find themselves eternal, they do not find that 
the water and soil tend to endure forever —
and they not endure. 

Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you, 
that you be my poem, 
I whisper with my lips close to your ear,
I have loved many women and men, but I love 
none better than you.


Old, young, male, female, rude, low, rejected by 
the rest, whatever you are promulges itself, 
Through birth, life, death, burial, the means are 
provided, nothing is scanted, 
Through angers, losses, ambition, ignorance, 
ennui, what you are picks its way.

from Leaves of Grass (1856)


check out: http://www.whitmanarchive.org

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I have been remiss in updating this blog, but wanted to shout out to my Sisters who were utterly amazing at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Small Works for Big Change way back in March…

All in all SWBC raised over $25,000. for SRLP’s revolutionary services. It is such an honor to be a part of this.  Thank you to all of the artists, host committee members, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this such a sexy, successful night.  What a blast! 

For More Information on SRLP visit:  http://srlp.org

Check out these Beautiful photos by Tinker Coalescing

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my sweet Sawyer Brown,
I miss you so much.
I miss your wiggle,
I miss your wag;
I miss your touch.
I miss you so much.
my familiar,
my friend.
a part of me
will be
forever missing
you
a part of me
will be
forever blue
lost in missing you—
even your drool—
then giggles break through
and tears follow laugh-lines
away and around
with my little brown clown
lost in time
& the sound
as my laughter
abounds
down memory lanes
to swimming
& games played …
and dancing
into
Light …
into the night,
this timeless rite
of loving you,
entangled and true,
your sacred fool.

~ hucklefaery

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"… then I should have had Company all this time, instead of being here all alone, with nothing…"  
~ Piglet

(aw, my little piglet, being on your own can be lonely…)

"… then I should have had Company all this time, instead of being here all alone, with nothing…"
~ Piglet

(aw, my little piglet, being on your own can be lonely…)

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Some favorite shots from Anthology Film Archive’s screenings of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton this past weekend.

New friends, old friends,
timeless and true…
it was such a joyous time,
I’m tellin’ you…

☆ Presenting the first ever Flying Phallus Award to Stephen Silha was a true highlight for me. Stephen is such a genuine delight, and Big Joy is a testament to his love and loyalty… Truly exemplary of “promulgating universal joy” through the marvelous (and mythic) manifestation of this collaborative, contemplative, complex film. ☆

Big Joy is a rich, beautifully crafted film: relevant, radical and queer; historically important; visually complex, seamless storytelling.

♡ • bring it to a theater near you.
It’s such a gorgeous film.

Help champion an independent film screening in your community.

Become a “Captain of Joy” and we’ll send you special newsletters, press clippings, and educational materials to help you inspire and inform your community.

http://gathr.us/films/big-joy 

Also…
● Explore the varied works of poetry and film by James Broughton.

Check out:

www.bigjoy.org

"When in doubt, Twirl."
~ James Broughton

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At last night’s screening of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton at Anthology Film Archives, the NYC (dis)Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presented the first ever Flying Phallus Award, created to memorialize and honor James Broughton’s “Sister” alias Sister Sermonetta of the Flying Phallus.

The Flying Phallus was created and initiated to identify and celebrate an individual demonstrating excellence to excess in the arts of promulgating universal joy.

Last night we [NYC SPI] bestowed the obscenely elegant totem statuette upon BIG JOY co-director Stephen Silha for his efforts in making manifest the gorgeous documentary film BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton, bringing the [his]stories of James “Big Joy” Boughton to the masses (and into the future).

BIG JOY is such a rich, beautifully crafted film: historically important, radically queer, visually complex, and seamless in its storytelling—a celebratory testament to creating art while living ones authentic life; challenging us to be fully present within our own experiences.

There are still two screenings left at Anthology Film Archives at 8pm tonight and 8pm tomorrow night.

There will also be screenings of Broughton’s own films today and tomorrow at Anthology Film Archives (hosted by MIX NYC)… with the screenings of Broughton’s films at 5:30 today and 6:15 tomorrow.

What a rare treat!

Hope to see you at one or all the screenings.

Get tickets at:  http://BigJoy.eventbrite.com/

Big Joy Website: http://bigjoy.org 

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” I stand firmly behind perpetual indulgence and ecstasy for everyone. ” ~ Sister Sermonetta of the Flying Phallus.James Broughton (1913-1999) aka Sister Sermonetta of the Flying Phllus was a pansexual poet, experimental filmmaker, andperformance artist whose intriguing life and work are featured in the new documentary Big Joy: the Adventures of James BroughtonTo celebrate James Broughton’s legacy of art, freedom, and radical self expression, the New York (dis)Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence announce the first annual Flying Phallus Award, created to honor an individual demonstrating Excellence and Excess in Promulgating Universal Joy.The Flying Phallus Award will go to an individual embodying Sister Sermonetta’s legacy; Creating, Inspiring, Celebrating — Poetry, Art, Life, Love, Sex, the Body & the Spirit. The award will be presented by the New York (dis)Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the first Anthology Film Archives screening of “Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton” on Friday, March 21st at 8pm in Manhattan.For more information, see 

==> http://BigJoy.eventbrite.com/ (for tickets)
http://www.bigjoy.org/twirl
http://bigjoyproject.tumblr.com/Each Big Joy screening will feature special guests hosts and afterparty events."Big Joy” settles for Broughton’s life-long relationship with love. It works beautifully.’ – Film.com‘Broughton was true to his own spirit, and devoted his life to marching at the sound of his own drum and inspiring others to do the same.’ – Out Magazine‘A visionary forerunner to the Beat Generation and the counter-cultural eruption of the 1960s, underground filmmaker and poet James Broughton (1913-99) is celebrated in this buoyant documentary portrait…an insightful survey of West Coast bohemia in the wake of World War II.’ - Wall Street Journal‘Charismatic and intensely creative…Big Joy captures [Broughton’s] oversize spirit.’ - Village Voice

” I stand firmly behind perpetual indulgence and ecstasy for everyone. ” 
~ Sister Sermonetta of the Flying Phallus.

James Broughton (1913-1999) aka Sister Sermonetta of the Flying Phllus was a pansexual poet, experimental filmmaker, andperformance artist whose intriguing life and work are featured in the new documentary Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton

To celebrate James Broughton’s legacy of art, freedom, and radical self expression, the New York (dis)Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence announce the first annual Flying Phallus Award, created to honor an individual demonstrating Excellence and Excess in Promulgating Universal Joy.

The Flying Phallus Award will go to an individual embodying Sister Sermonetta’s legacy; Creating, Inspiring, Celebrating — Poetry, Art, Life, Love, Sex, the Body & the Spirit. The award will be presented by the New York (dis)Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the first Anthology Film Archives screening of “Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton” on Friday, March 21st at 8pm in Manhattan.

For more information, see 

==> http://BigJoy.eventbrite.com/ (for tickets)

http://www.bigjoy.org/twirl

http://bigjoyproject.tumblr.com/

Each Big Joy screening will feature special guests hosts and afterparty events.

"Big Joy” settles for Broughton’s life-long relationship with love. It works beautifully.’ – Film.com

‘Broughton was true to his own spirit, and devoted his life to marching at the sound of his own drum and inspiring others to do the same.’ – Out Magazine

‘A visionary forerunner to the Beat Generation and the counter-cultural eruption of the 1960s, underground filmmaker and poet James Broughton (1913-99) is celebrated in this buoyant documentary portrait…an insightful survey of West Coast bohemia in the wake of World War II.’ - Wall Street Journal

‘Charismatic and intensely creative…Big Joy captures [Broughton’s] oversize spirit.’ - Village Voice

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This weekend is a James Broughton Centennial weekend in NYC with Screenings of Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton at the Anthology Film Archives and MORE

In celebration of his centennial, we’re pleased to present these special screenings of BIG JOY, the new documentary on the life and work of James Broughton. Broughton was a member of the Essential Cinema selection committee in the early 1970s alongside Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas, a crucial participant in the formation of Anthology Film Archives.”

Here’s the (4) screenings info:
  • Friday at 8pm (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Saturday at 8pm, (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Sunday at 8pm (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Monday 8pm (Spectacle Theater, 124 S Third St., Brooklyn)


and a Special Night Thursday (tomorrow)… 

James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 1) NYC Record Release Party @ RockbarNYCCome in festive faery-wear, San Fran Renaissance Garb, or dress like Broughton himself… wear what you like… but come to the EP release party Thursday at 6pm at Rockbar NYC - join David Sternesky & Mat dos Santos of FriendsWithBenefits Records as we celebrate the words, rhymes and rhythms of James Broughton… 

So don’t miss the screenings of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton at Anthology Film Archives at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday with poetic performances and after parties; And an additional screening at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

==> http://BigJoy.eventbrite.com  (the ticket page)

Facebook event ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/601049613305759/

http://bigjoy.org

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Join Sister Lotti Da and the other NYC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence one week from today Saturday, March 8th from 5-9pm at Jack Studios for Sylvia Rivera Law Project's biggest fundraising event of the year. Small Works for Big Change raises money to support SRLP’s crucial work in New York City. Hope to see you there:When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Jack Studios, 601 W 26th St, New York, NY http://srlp.org/events/bigchange2014

Join Sister Lotti Da and the other NYC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence one week from today Saturday, March 8th from 5-9pm at Jack Studios for Sylvia Rivera Law Project's biggest fundraising event of the year. Small Works for Big Change raises money to support SRLP’s crucial work in New York City. Hope to see you there:

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Where: Jack Studios, 601 W 26th St, New York, NY 

http://srlp.org/events/bigchange2014

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