Raw footage for the award-winning series, The 90's. Nancy's reel, Art Emergency LA pt.2. Artists take the stage to protest proposed cuts to NEA funding.
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0:29Copy video clip URL Open to a protest in Los Angeles. Those assembled are protesting cuts to federal arts funding and the proposal of Jesse Helms in particular. Speakers take the stage to talk about the importance of art.
12:02Copy video clip URL Cut to another speaker on the stage. He talks about the right to free speech, the NEA, and the “machinery” of the corporate art world. He quotes Rilke: “Poems are not, as people think, simply emotions, they are experiences. For the sake of a single poem you have to see many cities…”
17:40Copy video clip URL A statement from Roy Lichtenstein is read by Paul Krassner. Several cuts of various artists until John Fleck takes the stage and sings a parody of Amazing Grace pretending to be a priest. His sermon breaks down into satire.
23:29Copy video clip URL Bonnie Barnett takes the stage. She leads the crowd in a chant of laughter and humming.
30:28Copy video clip URL Another artist takes the stage. She instructs the protesters on the march route. They make their way out of the park. They chant: “Fear no art.” They are between the Federal Building and the Oppenheimer Building in L.A.
37:01Copy video clip URL Protesters stand on the side of Wilshire Blvd. protesting Jesse Helms and chanting: “Money for art, not for war, we pay taxes, too!” A woman discusses the importance of arts funding.
40:40Copy video clip URL Christian proselytizers approach the camera crew. Nancy Cain and Krassner and another woman continue walking.
42:42Copy video clip URL End of tape.