a feature documentary film

WORLD PREMIERE at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Oct. 15th, 8 p.m.--www.mvff.com. Our film is an official selection at the VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL!

The brilliant writing and troubled life of Californian Larry Levis came to an abrupt halt when he died at age 49. Is self-destruction required for a serious life of art? Featuring an original score by Iron and Wine and film excerpts by award-winning Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño, this innovative documentary explores his childhood working alongside Mexican-American field hands, three marriages, friendships with America’s greatest poets, and his own words for answers.

Featured poets include US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, US Poet Laureate Charles Wright, Carolyn Forché, David St. John, Carol Muske-Dukes, Norman Dubie, Colleen McElroy, Gerald Stern, Stanley Plumly,

Kathleen Graber, and more.


> WORLD PREMIERE at Mill Valley Film festival: Oct. 15th, 8pm, Sequoia Theater, Mill Valley, CA 

> OCT. 16TH, 11:15 am, Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA

​> NOV. 5TH, 3:45 pm, Virginia Film Festival

> NOV 18TH, 6:30 pm, Tower Theater, Fresno, CA

Latest News


3.october.2016 update
Check out the www.mvff.com for info about our world premiere, with special guest Sam Beam of Iron & Wine! AND we're screening at the Virginia Film Festival on nov. 5th!

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The question every artist faces: What am I willing to give to my art?

The answer, for the rare few whose work outlives them, is everything.

A Late Style of Fire

larry levis, american poet