I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN
Dir. Peter Sillen (89min, USA, 2010)
Documentary
DC Premiere


Director Peter Sillen and Doc Subject Alex Bernstein expected


An outsider artist, punk poet and troubled soul once proclaimed “The Godfather of Grunge,” Jesse Bernstein has opened for both Nirvana and William S. Burroughs. As a teenage runaway, he rode Ken Kesey’s magic bus and found fans in Soundgarden and Oliver Stone. This fascinating underground documentary tells the story of a writer and performer who lived and wrote about life on the fringes and called poetry his job, all while coping with the twin torments of substance abuse and mental illness.

Preceded by Adam Bizanski’s music video for 2 Trees by Foals.

Presented in Partnership with Washington Jewish Music Festival Year-Round

Spotlight on Music and Film


DATES AND LOCATIONS

Saturday, January 5 at 8:45 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC


Monday, January 7 at 6:30 pm
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th Street NW 
Washington, DC


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