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AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY DEAD

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Directed by Billy Woodberry
United States, Portugal, 2015
Documentary
      English
      English
      GENERAL

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Considered “the American Rimbaud,” poet Bob Kaufman contributed a singular voice to the poetic imaginings of world literature. Born to a Jewish father and a Black Catholic mother, his work reflects the struggles of the United States during his active years among the Beat writers in San Francisco.

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Long overlooked, L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Billy Woodberry returned to feature directing after 30 years with this illuminating documentary about Black Beat poet Bob Kaufman. Playfully combining archival footage with present-day interviews, the film is a visceral examination of a remarkable life.

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Considered “the American Rimbaud,” poet Bob Kaufman contributed a singular voice to the poetic imaginings of world literature. Born to a Jewish father and a Black Catholic mother, his work reflects the struggles of the United States during his active years among the Beat writers in San Francisco.

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And When I Die, I Won't Stay DeadDirected byBilly Woodberry
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2016
Doclisboa International Film Festival
2015 | Winner: Best Investigation Film

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