"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"In making the film, ‘The Music of Regret’, I did something that I’ve always wanted to do which is, literally, to bring my work to life. I got a chance to really revisit my work- the characters and the ideas that I dealt with for so many years that were just fleeting, still images or just a glimpse of a narrative- and figure out what would happen if suddenly I was looking at a photograph and the characters started to talk to me, or sing or dance. It’s a fantasy that I’ve had for a really long time, but I never really thought I would or could make a movie."
- Laurie Simmons