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Bob Boldt

Biography

 

Filmmaker, writer, artist and retired commercial film producer, Bob Boldt was raised in a traditional nuclear family, he was strongly influenced by his mother’s love of books and his father’s iconoclastic creativity. Reaching his majority during the Eisenhower years, he responded to the materialism and the booming post-war prosperity with a growing consciousness of its shallowness and a simultaneous sense of the inherent dissonance between appearance and reality. 

In the late fifties he pursued undergraduate studies with a degree in psychology at Wabash College.  In spite of his love for the liberal arts’ educational tradition, he also arrived at the beginnings of a deep-seated, life-long aversion to academia.  This led to studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, finally deciding on a career in filmmaking. 

For Bob, the advent of the social and political turbulence of the 60’s was a long anticipated, watershed moment.  As a news cameraman, he covered both the Chicago campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. 

 Having lived through some of the most interesting events of contemporary history, having met many fascinating characters along the way and after a long life of embracing some of the most exciting intellectual and aesthetic movements of the past half-century, Mr. Boldt has become uniquely qualified to comment on our past, our present and our future.

He presently lives in Jefferson City, Missouri where he pursues diverse activities such as poetry, publication, and still and video production.  He is active in The Center for Buddhist Development, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Lincoln University, Jefferson City Writers, the Missouri River Regional Library and The White Rose. 

Filmmaker, writer, artist and retired commercial film producer, Bob Boldt was raised in a traditional nuclear family, he was strongly influenced by his mother’s love of books and his father’s iconoclastic creativity. Reaching his majority during the Eisenhower years, he responded to the materialism and the booming post-war prosperity with a growing consciousness of its shallowness and a simultaneous sense of the inherent dissonance between appearance and reality. 

In the late fifties he pursued undergraduate studies with a degree in psychology at Wabash College.  In spite of his love for the liberal arts’ educational tradition, he also arrived at the beginnings of a deep-seated, life-long aversion to academia.  This led to studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, finally deciding on a career in filmmaking. 

For Bob, the advent of the social and political turbulence of the 60’s was a long anticipated, watershed moment.  As a news reporter/cameraman, he covered both the Chicago campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. 

 Having lived through some of the most interesting events of contemporary history, having met many fascinating characters along the way and after a long life of embracing some of the most exciting intellectual and aesthetic movements of the past half-century, Mr. Boldt has become uniquely qualified to comment on our past, our present and our future.

He presently lives in Jefferson City, Missouri where he pursues diverse activities such as poetry, publication, and still and video production.  He is active in The Center for Buddhist Development, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Lincoln University, Jefferson City Writers, the Missouri River Regional Library and The White Rose.

Politics

DateTitle
06/17/2014 12:07:08Another Star Has Fallen
08/23/2013 08:33:17This is America’s Twenty-Fifth Hour
07/31/2013 15:17:01A Response to Allen Clifton
06/07/2013 08:56:35Time to Hoist the Black Flag
04/16/2013 09:08:35Bombs in Boston
12/17/2012 09:35:41Controlling your inner reptile
10/16/2012 08:19:26Women Who Think They Are for Obama
10/09/2012 07:24:53Incursion Day?
10/07/2012 08:23:54Let’s all kick Obama while he’s down!
09/07/2012 08:57:04For the sake of your two-headed grandchildren...
08/17/2012 09:45:54The World Turned Upside Down
07/03/2012 08:11:36Christopher Hedges— what’s in a name?
06/11/2012 12:07:18Post Memorial Day Reflections
06/02/2012 08:46:37Are the times a changin'--​back?
05/21/2012 09:59:24NO NO NATO
05/16/2012 09:41:37Thoughts on Voting, Protest and Resistance
04/30/2012 11:45:03We have met the enemy...
03/10/2012 08:38:19Smokin’ Jesus
03/08/2012 11:05:52Thoughts on Rush and Judgment
02/05/2012 11:20:58Send in the Clowns…
01/25/2012 11:02:12Two Hand-baskets to Hell
12/23/2011 10:35:55When will we ever see the end (for now) of Tom Friedman?
12/15/2011 11:11:30Go Rocky!
11/25/2011 09:32:41A Mixed Thanksgivi​ng Blessing
11/22/2011 12:06:23It seems to me I've heard that song before
11/15/2011 09:24:11This is what fascism looks like
11/11/2011 10:28:16The Kings of de Nile
10/22/2011 14:20:01The War is Over; Long Live The Wars!
10/17/2011 12:51:51 I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more!
10/04/2011 10:09:28A Fed-up Manifesto
10/01/2011 14:52:06Trick or Treat!
09/20/2011 11:13:21Conspiracies—they’re everywhere!
08/27/2011 15:35:51McKibben Busted
08/08/2011 12:12:36The Art of Rebranding
07/13/2011 18:29:14Civil Disobedience in an age of illegality
07/02/2011 08:47:18Nuremberg is Burning!
05/25/2011 10:16:18A not very welcome epitaph for the dead in Joplin, MO.
03/14/2011 14:44:44Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice…
02/18/2011 14:16:57Violent Hypocrites
02/14/2011 12:09:42A Few Words About The Future
02/12/2011 09:44:12Defund Public Media
01/18/2011 10:48:07The King and the Mountain
10/10/2010 11:28:34Resolved that the national bird should be the wild turkey
09/30/2010 12:48:36Why I support the Tea Bag Republican Party
09/27/2010 10:35:11Responses to Ahmadinejad's UN Speech
09/18/2010 15:35:14Be careful what you say. WikiLeaks is listening…
09/11/2010 11:00:00Response to Mr. Moore
08/19/2010 07:31:04On Christopher Hitchens esophageal cancer
07/31/2010 08:01:04The world turned upside down
06/22/2010 10:01:16What I would have liked to have heard President Obama say about the oil spill

Contact Info

Bob Boldt
Bob Boldt

Additional Information

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Filmmaker, Poet, Seeker
Photography, Writing and Things that quicken the heart
Jefferson City
MO
USA
PO Box 173
573-291-1133

Connections

Bob Boldt's connections

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Blog

DateTitle
02/25/2013 09:14:18Oscar Blinked?
01/16/2012 11:18:37The King of Love is dead
12/08/2011 15:34:40Moral Conservati​ve Zizek?
11/06/2011 18:10:27Tom Selleck in Zuccotti Park?
07/03/2011 08:03:45Let's not forget the reason for this holiday
05/12/2011 12:45:14Response to a letter from Michael Moore
05/04/2011 22:42:49'That's not who we are'
04/21/2011 11:37:09That Damned Bitch Hope…
03/31/2011 15:27:05The Biggest April Fool of Them All
02/11/2011 12:58:42The Despot is gone. Long live the despot
06/16/2010 11:56:17In Anticipation...
04/04/2010 11:16:28An Easter Message
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