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Patti Smith

“When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.”

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    SCENES FROM ALLEN'S LAST THREE DAYS ON EARTH AS A SPIRIT

    Jonas Mekas United States, 1997

    After featuring Beat poet Allen Ginsberg (Howl) in many of his impressionistic documentary shorts throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Jonas Mekas here captures his last encounter—and last conversation—with Ginsberg in 1997, before his Buddhist wake ceremony prepares his travel into the spirit world.

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    COUNTING

    Jem Cohen United States, 2015

    One of American cinema’s foremost travelers—not only to places, but between traditional kinds of movies—Jem Cohen’s films excitedly hum as essential transmissions we need to see and hear. Perhaps none of his work is as electric in this way as Counting, an intoxicating mix travelogue and essay film.

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