Wednesday Films: A Poem is a Naked Person

Each Wednesday night we screen a music film, playing the audio through our very nice sound system. Diner by the Izakaya serves up hot ramen, and we’ve got high quality beers from the likes of Hudson Valley Brewing and Evil Twin at the bar. A little about the week’s film:

Between 1972 and 1974, the award-winning independent American documentarian Les Blank kept company with beloved singer/songwriter Leon Russell at Russell’s home and in his recording studio in northeastern Oklahoma. “A Poem is a Naked Person” is a mesmerizing work of rough beauty that the filmmaker himself held from release for 40 years. Made up of astonishing scenes of Russell and his band performing, both in concert and the studio, as well as intimate moments behind the scenes, the film is a moving tribute to a singular artist.

doors at 5pm / film at 8pm / free