BIG JOY Screening 
on Whidbey Island
to benefit Charlie Murphy

WHEN: Sunday, November 15th, 2PM
WHERE:  Clyde Theater  Whidbey Island
217 1st St. Langley, WA 98260

WHAT: It is a special screening of the award-winning documentary,  BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. Co-director Stephen Silha and master cellist and co-creator of the BIG JOY soundtrack  Jami Sieber will also be there. 

ABOUT THE FILM: James Broughton's advice, "Follow your own Weird," animates the inspiring documentary  BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton, which shows how this queer filmmaker and poet fought against the grain of dominant culture to live an authentic life.  BIG JOY explores Broughton's life, art, and love where he weaves the quirky, bizarre, sexual and charming  -all with a sprinkle of spirituality.  

Benefit for Charlie Murphy. (Who? See below.)
Charlie has been diagnosed with ALS.  He's just returned from China where he has been using traditional Chinese medicine.  All proceeds from this showing will go to help him raise money for treatments and increased costs associated with ALS.

Even if you're not going to the event, you can donate to the Charlie Murphy Healing Fund here.  


Charlie Murphy is a creative force: accomplished singer/songwriter, master facilitator, loving husband and engaged citizen, and all around amazing individual who has a deep passion for life. He was also a friend of James Broughton's.

Charlie co-founded the Power of Hope: Youth Empowerment through the Arts, with Peggy Taylor.  Its regional camps and workshops have spurred youth development in the US and Canada for 20 years. 

He and Peggy also co-founded PYE Global (Partners for Youth Empowerment).  PYE programs teach people to work with youth in more creative ways.  They host facilitation workshops for teachers and youth leaders to help them more effectively to unleash creativity in youth.  They do this all over the world!

We hope to see you there!

Stephen Silha

The Big Joy Project creates more joy in the world by inspiring people to "follow thier own weird," using the life, joy, and work of James Broughton- filmmaker, poet, writer, wildman-as inspiration.