Re: Long live the New Nothing!!!!!

From: Ed Inman (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 01 2009 - 20:40:08 PDT

Interesting...First I ever heard of that film. Leon is quite a character. Would love to see it sometime.

I have a print of Willie Nelson's 1974 4th of July Picnic concert film from College Station, TX where Leon is obviously way drunk, admitting as much on stage.


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From: "k. a.r." <(address suppressed)>
Sent: May 1, 2009 10:15 PM
To: (address suppressed)
Subject: Re: Long live the New Nothing!!!!!

It's called 'A Poem is a Naked Person' about Leon Russell and Central Oklahoma , finished in 1974.
Leon Russell paid for Les and an assistant to live on his property for 2 years, all expenses
paid, and at the end said he liked the film, but then refused to let it be distributed. ( ? )
He also caused Les serious legal problems the few times he tried to show it.
Les can only show it at non-profits if he is present at the screening.

It was a great film, aside from the music it's a really amazing time capsule of the mid '70's.
(It sure was different back then.....)
It's really a shame that more people can't see this film.

Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.
Director of Cinematography, Electric Visions
Curator and Head Projectionist, Electric Mural Project
The Mission, San Francisco, CA

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