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Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Reel Music Film Festival 2015Repertory Series Archive

A Poem Is a Naked person

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A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON

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(1974) dir Les Blank w/Leon Russell, George Jones, Willie Nelson [90 min; DCP]
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON presents the beloved singer-songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell, his friends, and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Now, after more than forty years, it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

★★★★★ “In the ’70s, this would’ve been an unusually intimate tour portrait. Now, it’s a newly unearthed time capsule, the remarkable clarity of Blank’s portrait compounded by the distance from which we’re looking at it.” – David Ehrlich, Time Out

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Wednesday, November 11 • Double Feature

DANNY SAYS
Wed 11/11 at 7:00 PM
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
Wed 11/11 at 9:15 PM

Thursday, November 12

HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD
at 8:30 PM

Friday, November 13

A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON
at 7:00 PM
MUSIC VIDEO PROGRAM #1: CONTEMPORARY
at 9:00* PM (*time change)
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY
(Canceled)

Saturday, November 14

A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON
at 1:30, 3:30 PM

Sunday, November 15

MUSIC VIDEO PROGRAM #1: CONTEMPORARY
at 3:00 PM
MUSIC VIDEO PROGRAM #2: VINTAGE
at 5:00 PM
HUMAN HIGHWAY
at 7:00 PM
RUST NEVER SLEEPS
at 9:00 PM

Brattle Passes accepted.

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