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.
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> 6/17, LA premiere at LA Greek Film Festival, date TBD
> 4/7/17, James River Film Fest, 7pm, Visual Arts Center, RVA
> 4/4/17, O, Miami Poetry Festival
> 4/2/17, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Palm Beach, FL
> 3/10/17, Ft. Myers Film Festival, 10:30 am
> 3/5/17, Richmond Int'l Film Festival, Movieland, noon
> 11/18/16, 6:30 pm, Tower Theater, Fresno, CA
> 11/5/16, 3:45 pm, Virginia Film Festival
> 10/16/16, 11:15 am, Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA
> WORLD PREMIERE, Mill Valley Film Festival: Oct. 15th, 8pm, Sequoia Theater, Mill Valley, CA
"Sets the tone for a unique American voice"
--Mill Valley Film Festival
"A lyrical portrait that leaps beautifully from image to word to recollection"
--The Normal School
"Will rock you as a fully threshed biography"
Screening and lecture at Marshall Univ, 3/14