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