I Will Smash You – Film by Michael Kimball / Luca Dipierro

I can’t wait to see this film! See a clip below of Adam Robinson


I WILL SMASH YOU is a documentary film in which dozens of people each tell a story about an object that has some personal meaning for them and then destroy that object in whatever manner they wish. Michael Kimball interviews each person about their chosen object and the story behind it, which leads to amazing realizations, for both the subject and the viewer.

There are 18 different chapters filled with people, objects, destruction, resolution, and understanding. A man burns his discharge papers from the Army in attempt to exorcise his recurring nightmares about being forced to re-enlist (and always at a lower rank). A teenage girl destroys a papier-mâché version of her mean teacher’s head, which she cracks open and then burns in an attempt to get all the meanness out. A man smashes his procrastination. Another man burns his favorite double album, the one that he listened to over and over to get through adolescence. A woman destroys a ceramic bust of Zeus that bears an uncanny resemblance to her husband. Another woman destroys her Ford Taurus with a crowbar because it is cursed.

I WILL SMASH YOU is filled with moments of relief, moments of release, unexpected realizations, and a couple of political statements. You have never seen a film like this

We’ll start to screen I WILL SMASH YOU in September. The release party/premiere will happen somewhere in Baltimore.

Anybody interested in getting a screener copy of the DVD can write Luca at lucadipierro@yahoo.it


I Will Smash You – Chapters

1. Ella Grossbach, Teacher’s Head, 2:30
2. Ivan Bojanic, Procrastination, 3:14
3. Monica Mohindra, Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1:24
4. Tom Smith, Fan, 1:07
5. Susan Nolan, Doily, 2:46
6. Gregg Wilhelm, Double Album, 1:23
7. Adam Robinson, Hymn, 7:04
8. Chancellor Pascale, Discharge Papers, 2:33
9. Geoff Becker, Wine Glass, 1:38
10. Betsy Boyd, Car, 3:03
11. Mike Rippe, Distributor, 1:05
12. Caitlin Cunningham, Ceramics and Ornaments, 1:26
13. Leslie F. Miller, Bust of Zeus, 1:57
14. Molly Warsh and Piotr Gwiazda, Cell Phone, 1:21
15. Andy Kratz, Computer Monitor, 2:04
16. Jessica Gill, Simon, 1:36
17. Bonnie Jones, Chair, 2:23
18. Jeff Rettberg, Work Pants, 0:56
19. Michael Kimball, Office Environment, 5:25

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