Seattle Office of Film + Music


“I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN” HITS NEW YORK
December 15, 2010, 1:12 pm
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New York Times
Today’s New York Times praised Peter Sillen’s cinematic portrait of Seattle poet Jesse Bernstein, I Am Secretly An Important Man. Seattleites were privy to the film when it played at Northwest Film Forum last month, but now it’s making its way around the country. I Am Secretly An Important Man chronicles Bernstein, “the godfather of grunge,” and his wild antics, mental instability, sensational art and the cult of celebrities (including Nirvana and Soundgarden) surrounding him. Explains the article, “His own work, seen and heard throughout the film, is from another time and place, evoking Allen Ginsberg, Tom Waits and, in its calmer moments, Spalding Gray. Although none of them, presumably, performed with live mice in their mouths, as Mr. Bernstein is seen doing in the film.” To read the full review, follow the above link.

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