Benjamin Smoke (2000)




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Known locally as the "Mouth of the South," Benjamin, a/k/a Robert Dickerson, was a hard-living gay singer from Atlanta's 1970s punk scene who herein recounts his raucous life and introduces his new musical creations.
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Benjamin Smoke

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It is the actual presence of Patti Smith that confers a profound sort of grace on the film.

Full Review… | December 11, 2006
Film Journal International

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August 13, 2007
Rolling Stone
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July 26, 2005

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February 1, 2001

Audience Reviews for Benjamin Smoke


I heard this film was good and was waiting awhile to see it. It really wasn't the typical autobio pic I thought it would be and I had very high hopes that were not met. Some amazing music on here but as for a documentary it's all over the place. The film is rather short for its claim of over a decade of footage. Very surface view of this mans interesting life and philosophies on the world. The movie rambles on like Benjamin's accounts/theories. However some great shots of the small town and some beautiful music clips. His band definitely had a unique and guttural style.

Kim Bangert
Kim Bangert

Considering that Benjamin Smoke is quite a character, you will appreciate his personality as well this indie documentary on the final days of his life. Maybe you'll also enjoy his music which is reflecting his dark and bright moments of his life.

Linda K. T.
Linda K. T.

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