A Screenplay
by Zoë Lund

During the early 1980's, Zoë Tamerlis and Edouard De Laurot collaborated on a screenplay called CURFEW:USA, a story involving Central American politics, the American underground and CIA, which culminated in the bombing of a NYC motorcade honoring the dictator of San Federal.

After Zoë and Edouard separated in 1986, their collaboration on the project dwindled, and she reworked the script into one of her own called Free Will & Testament (originally entitled Violent Hope). This work became her most important project, partially because of its political message, and later out of homage to De Laurot following his death in the early 1990's.

Portions of the screenplay were performed at a reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on March 29, 1994.

Zoë discusses the screenplay at length in this 1996 interview, originally published in French in BALTHAZAR magazine (No. 5, Spring 2002), and in English in a special Zoë Lund dossier in Senses of Cinema (#22, Fall 2002).

The first 40 pages of the screenplay may be read as published in Senses of Cinema at Free Will & Testament.