Friday • October 7 • 9pm
Farish Theater $5
director: Brendan Toller (108 min, 2016)
DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. DANNY SAYS follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to be prescient. DANNY SAYS is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
About the Filmmaker
Brendan Toller is a Northeast and New York City based filmmaker. His first feature documentary, I Need That Record! featuring Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Ian MacKaye, and Noam Chomsky has played around the world at over fifty film festivals, centers, and events (Melbourne International Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston, North by Northeast Toronto). Brendan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Filmmaking and Music Industry Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.