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Info: A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON

A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON (NR)
1 hrs, 30 mins
RELEASE:
01/01/1974
CAST:
Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Jim Franklin, George Jones
DIRECTOR:
Les Blank

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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 celebrated Bay Area documentarian Les Blank (Burden of Dreams, Always for Pleasure) between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell and 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. Includes appearances by Willie Nelson, Jim Franklin, George Jones and other amazing characters.

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