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Leon Russell in A Poem is a Naked Person

  • Rodeo Cinema 2221 Exchange Ave. Oklahoma City United States (map)

Following the screening, join us for “The Church Studio: Shelter of Space and Time” a discussion featuring Teresa Knox, Owner of The Church Studio, Ivan Acosta, co-Owner of The Church Studio, and Amber Acosta, Archivist/Researcher of The Church Studio. Items from the Church Studio Archives will be on display in our lobby prior to the screening.

An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status; now after more than forty years it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.