mindFLUX captures the essence of Richard Foreman’s motivation, artistic vision, creative process and rise to prominence within the Soho arts community during the 1970s. This fascinating artist bypassed rewards of commercial success to become his generation’s pre-eminent experimental playwright, director and designer. With over 50 prominent actors, composers, filmmakers and others passionately speaking about the influence Foreman had on their own lives and careers. mindFLUX also contains previously unreleased archive material from university libraries and personal collections around the world.
Actor Willem Dafoe, interviewed here in November 2009, describes working with Foreman in the 1980's.
Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham relays the significance of working with experimental playwright, director and designer Richard Foreman.
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan Lori-Parks describes her early days in NYC and the obstacles she faced in superseding boundaries to hone her craft.
Actor Will Patton recounts his first encounter with Foreman as a laborer in his Ontological Hysteric Theater* in NYC and the impact of seeing his first play.
Exclusive bonus video from mindFLUX: Naked in Paradise.
Original video completed during the film's production in 2009 that provides a quick glimpse into the creative universe of Richard Foreman and the film's non-traditional documentary style.
Exclusive bonus video from mindFLUX: “On Experimental Theater”