On Civic Duty, with Song
In May and we honor those who serve, first with May Day/ International Workers Day, then with Memorial Day. May also marks the birthday of social activist folk singer-songwriter Pete Seeger (1919-2014) who in solidarity with workers and peace activists sang the honored union song Joe Hill also made popular by socially-conscious artists whose long list includes Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie and Paul Robeson.
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos is an 80-minute movie that centers on brainiac comedian Emily Levine’s
one woman show, filmed live and then interwoven with animations, special effects, actual scientists and animated characters voiced-by John Lithgow (Sir Isaac Newton); Lily Tomlin (Ayn Rand), Leonard Nimoy (Freud), Richard Lewis (Aristotle), and Fred Willard as a Clydesdale. All these elements work synergistically to further Emily’s – and the movie’s – goal: to save the planet.