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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JESSE BERNSTEIN DOCUMENTARY “I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN”
October 6, 2010, 10:02 am
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Seattle Office of Film + Music
Last week we told you all about the new Jesse Bernstein documentary I Am Secretly an Important Man. Now we’re able to show you a clip from the film. Check it out below!
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JESSE BERNSTEIN DOCUMENTARY “I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN”
October 1, 2010, 11:24 am
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Real Change
Jesse Bernstein is often called the voice of grunge. His poetry inspired Kurt Cobain, he counted William S. Burroughs among his close friends and his words helped launch Sub Pop Records’ international acclaim. Now, 19 years after Bernstein’s suicide, filmmaker Peter Sillen is capturing that voice in a documentary called I am Secretly an Important Man. The fascinating film about a fascinating character is premiering on October 6 at 8 pm at the Moore Theatre, followed by a run at Northwest Film Forum from October 22-28. Be sure to follow the link above to read the full article about Bernstein.

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NEW JESSE BERNSTEIN DOCUMENTARY IN POST-PRODUCTION
March 9, 2010, 1:08 pm
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10 Things Zine
I Am Secretly An Important Man is a new documentary film, currently in post-production, about the life of Steven J. Bernstein (AKA Jesse Bernstein). Jesse was a local Sup Pop recording artist and spoken word poet who also appeared in the 1990 Seattle film Shredder Orpheus. Jesse’s career was cut short when he took his own life in 1991. Follow the above link for more information and to watch a trailer for the film.