4:20 minute video
Four of the original children on the merry-go-round in the opening sequence of Marlo Thomas’s star-studded television special of the same name rephrase the catchy opening theme song. An internet mogul, an independent filmmaker, a temp computer specialist, and an orthodontist reiterate the songs nostalgic promise of freedom couched within a technologically mediated environment.
Free to Be You and Me was part of the Free to Be . . . You and Me Invitational curated by Thomas Beard & Nick Hallett. Asking artists to reenvision various sections of the album/television special, the curators then toured the program to various venues including Mass Art Film Society, Boston, MA; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; and Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA.