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Unreleased Leon Russell Documentary “A Poem is a Naked Person” to be Screened at the Ace Hotel on July 8th

12:34 PM PDT on July 4, 2015

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On Wednesday, July 8, The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles will host a special screening of Les Blank's legendary unreleased Leon Russell documentary A Poem is a Naked Person. The evening will feature a Q&A with Leon Russell himself, Les's son Harrod Blank and will be moderated by T Bone Burnett. Keep reading for more information including a link to buy tickets, and stills from this rare film. The film is presented by the fine people of Cinefamily.

Unreleased for over 40 years, Les Blank’s first feature-length documentary captures the eccentric microcosmos of Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three year period in the early 70's. The film features concert footage from Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters and snippets from Hank Wilson's Nashville studio sessions, cameos from a transcendent George Jones, a clean-shaven Willie Nelson and a dust-up with folkie Eric Anderson, plus Blank's signature and visually resplendent footage of an intimate and incantatory America — including Pentecostal churches, hippie weddings and Texas surrealist Jim Franklin feeding a mouse to his pet snake.

Tickets now on sale here

Please enjoy these stills from the film...

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