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20 to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair

Over a decade in the making, 20 To Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair, indicates a time and place that is so far away from now, it seems like another galaxy. The movie is director Steve Gebhardt's biography of poet, journalist, provocateur, '60s radical and former New Orleans resident John Sinclair. It probes the circumstances of his arrest for giving two joints to an undercover cop, and his trial and release from prison in the early '70s. Besides interviews with Sinclair's friends, compatriots, family and footage of him performing of his poetry, there are scenes from the John Sinclair Freedom Rally featuring John Lennon in 1971. The movie is an unrepentant and provocative portrayal of an era and personality with humorous anecdotes about Sinclair's motivations, tactics and politics, all of which were both far out and well thought out. Through the years, Sinclair comes across not only as a man knowledgeable about American music and politics, but a man with a perspective that lays out the truth behind the blinding, American spectacle. Following the screening, Sinclair will perform with the Across-the-Lake Blues Scholars. " David Kunian

7:30 Fri., Oct. 12

The Green Room, 521 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-2225


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