Come celebrate all things “Hate Man” on what would have been the 81st birthday weekend of a person many felt was the nucleus of Berkeley’s street life for the past 50 years.
3rd i Films, MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS, and ATA co-present the 33-minute director’s cut of Ivan Jaigirdar’s The Hate Man, Street Philosopher (2002, director Ivan Jaigirdar) along with a slew of shorts and clips.
“This moving portrait of a Berkeley street philosopher explores the Hate Man’s enigmatic life, including why, thirty years ago, he chose to quit his job as a successful New York Times journalist, drop out of mainstream society and live in the streets. Challenging conventional notions of success, conformity, progress and morality, ‘Hate’ lucidly discusses and defends his own ‘downward mobility’ and personal theories of human communication among countless other issues.” Introduced by his nephew Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.
September 24, Sunday, 7:30 pm – The Hate Man Lives