Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bill Bissett documentary


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I had never heard about Bill Bisset before. He’s a poet and artist from Canada. I looked up some of his other work and performances, but to be honest, none of it did very much for me…

But I did like this film. A documentary produced by the Canadian National Film Board in the 60ties. It talks mainly about Bissett’s search for freedom and his struggle with authority (ranging from gatekeepers-to-the-arts, overzealous policemen and father-figure-like landlords). It’s an interesting look into the mind of a young artist and  perhaps these are subjects every artist struggles with…

It is also a real nice film to just watch. Beautiful photography and Beatnik ambiance.




More on Bill Bisset can be found here.

(Found via It's Nice That)

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