On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series. Here is a powerful excerpt from his speech.
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I think a person’s heart has a way of turning off when it can’t find reason. I guess that’s why nature has always had an inspiring presence. Everything follows a purpose. why do we struggle to breathe a more righteous breath when we all end up in the same place? I’d like to hope our history is worth remembering, an imprint of careful design, a feeling of heartfelt purpose, and a sense of hope for something bigger than ourselves. Then maybe I’ll wake up.
Holes Of Happiness is a short documentary looking at the reactions of the public to some pothole gardens that have been popping up around East London. "The environment is something we all need to be thinking about more and more. But most importantly, it's all about making people smile and giving them an unexpected moment of happiness." (Steve Wheen)