A Poem Is A Naked Person

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The Clinton Street Theater says
Two Screenings:

Monday, Aug 17 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 18 @ 7:00pm

Originally a work for hire by Leon Russell, A Poem Is A Naked Person was filmed by Les Blank during 1972-74, while living at the Russell/Shelter records recording studio compound on Grand Lake Of The Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. It is feature-length, with appearances by Willie Nelson, George Jones and some amazing characters in Oklahoma, where much of it was shot. At least two major critics have declared it the best film ever made on Rock and Roll.

I'm a red-dirt girl from Oklahoma, and saw Leon Russell play many times during the time this movie was filmed. It's not always that flattering to Mr. Russell, and this film was never released, and has rarely been shown in public except at non profit institutions with Blank in attendance. After Les Blank’s death in 2013, his son Harrod Blank came to terms with Leon Russell to re-master and release the film, and I'm so happy to be sharing it with the Clinton Street Theater community.
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By: The Clinton Street Theater

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