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Leon Russell: A Poem Is A Naked Person (Criterion Coillection)

Leon Russell: A Poem Is A Naked Person (Criterion Coillection)

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Les Blank (Burden of Dreams) considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Yet it has not been released until now. Hired by Russell to film him at his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, Blank ended up constructing a unique, intimate portrait of a musician and his environment. Made up of mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing, both in concert and in the studio, as well as off-the-cuff moments behind the scenes, this singular film-which also features performances by Willie Nelson and George Jones-has attained legendary status over the years. It's a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Blank's cinematic daring and Russell's immense musical talents.

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    Title: Leon Russell: A Poem Is A Naked Person (Criterion Coillection)
    Genre: Rock, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
    Starring: Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, George Jones
    Director: Les Blank
    Attributes: Full Frame, Restored, Special Edition
    Release Date: 3/29/2016
    Original Year: 1974
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 2593
    UPC: 715515170116
    Item #: 1561237X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 3/29/2016
    Run Time: 90 minutes
    Studio: Criterion

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