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Monday, March 11

Master documentarian Les Blank paints an impressionistic portrait of genius musical journeyman Leon Russell, composed of concert footage and Oklahoma sights that inspired him. Because Russell wasn’t happy with the film, it was only shown in small amounts until 2015, when it received glowing reviews about its music and direction. Like both Leon Russell and Les Blank’s separate careers, the film stands out as an intimate and dedicated love letter to their crafts.  (dir. Les Blank, U.S., 2015, 90m)

“Russell is the magnetic epicenter of a much broader contemplation on the nature of being, creation and self-truth at a time of peace and love.” —CineVue