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I Am Secretly an Important Man

Wednesday, December 15 - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN is a feature length documentary film portrait of Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle’s most celebrated voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are about sensitive souls, drifters and drug addicts; people alienated by a society that refuses to understand them. He peeled back the ugliness and the darkness of life on the fringe to expose tender and not so tender human feeling. His unique rhythms, filled with humor and pain, were especially exciting when read in his own gravely voice. People packed into theaters, bars and cafes to hear him read and sing.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 84 minutes
  • Director Peter Sillen