“The Grand Unified Theory Of Howard Bloom” feature-length documentary film (www.bricartsmedia.org/tv-shows-videos/grand-unified-theory-howard-bloom) has won “Best Documentary Feature” at the “Not Film Fest” 2020 in Santarcangelo, Italy.
In the 1980s, Howard Bloom ran the biggest PR firm in the music industry, with an epic client list that included Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, Queen, and Joan Jett. But in 1987, he disappeared, struck down by a rare disease that left him bedridden for fifteen years. He went back to his roots, microbiology, theoretical physics, and psychology, and eventually resurfaced–this time as an original scientific thinker, putting out one book after another, each work connected in a quest to understand humanity’s place in the cosmos. Now 77 years old and feeling stronger than he was when he was 19, 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.
About the Director: Charlie Hoxie is a filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. As a staff producer for BRIC TV, an arts & cultural organization in Brooklyn, he has won three New York Emmy awards for his work. In 2017, two short films edited by Hoxie, “Hairat” and “He Who Dances On Wood”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Hot Docs Film Festival, respectively. In 2018, Hoxie directed and edited the short documentary “Coach Nison”, which premiered at the 2018 Big Sky Documentary Festival. “The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom” is his first feature-length film.
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Not Film Fest mission has been honored throughout the festival’s past editions, held in Santarcangelo di Romagna (Italy), a small village nested in the hills by the Adriatic coast near Federico Fellini’s hometown Rimini , where up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, alongside seasoned veterans and film lovers, converge for the weeklong celebration of independent cinema, making Not a great place to find the next, great, visionary films.
In the commitment to create real opportunities for our filmmakers and launch their career, they created several partnerships to offer special awards, free education, distribution opportunities as well as daily networking events to connect in a friendly and informal environment.
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Read Glenn Kenny’s review of “The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom” in The New York Times here:
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