Rosendale Theatre’s Music Fan Film Series: ‘A Poem Is a Naked Person’ - BlueStone Press
December 10, 2018

Rosendale Theatre’s Music Fan Film Series: ‘A Poem Is a Naked Person’


Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell did it all: As a pianist, he played on albums by the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. He also produced and played in recording sessions for Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ike and Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones. When he went solo, Russell recorded his first album in 1970 with legends Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. In 1972, he commissioned filmmaker Les Blank to make a documentary about him. Blank kept his camera rolling over the course of two years, ending up with nearly 60 hours of 16 mm footage. The resulting film is “A Poem Is a Naked Person.” The film will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. The cast includes country legends George Jones and Willie Nelson. Admission is $8/$6 members. “A Poem Is a Naked Person” marks the 35th film in the Music Fan Film Series. Since 2014, Rosendale Theatre's Music Fan Film Series has curated and presented documentaries, feature films and concert films, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to classical and Broadway. Call 658-8989 or visit for more information.

Event Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018


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