I Am Secretly an Important Man

2010, Biography/Documentary, 1h 25m

9 Reviews 50+ Ratings

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Friends, collaborators and others discuss the life and work of poet Jesse Bernstein.

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Critic Reviews for I Am Secretly an Important Man

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  • Peter Sillen, an indie documentarian with a flair for engaging stubborn, eccentric performers brings his compassionate eye to the life of another subculture hero.

    March 6, 2013 | Full Review…
  • By all accounts, this secretly important man was tough to live with, but not too hard to love or admire.

    March 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film might suffice if you're looking for something to watch on cable TV some early morning. But it isn't worth the hassle and expense of going to a theater.

    April 4, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Bernstein is made a complicated, even morbidly fascinating figure in a film that will have limited theatrical exposure but, like the director's earlier work, will likely enjoy a cultish afterlife.

    April 4, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Getting acquainted with what Steven Jesse Bernstein left behind, however, feels like an implicit homework assignment.

    January 2, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Sillen finds nobility in the poet's ceaseless commitment to observation, self-examination, and what he called just plain "doing your job."

    December 20, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Peter Sillen, an indie documentarian with a flair for engaging stubborn, eccentric performers brings his compassionate eye to the life of another subculture hero.

    March 6, 2013 | Full Review…
  • By all accounts, this secretly important man was tough to live with, but not too hard to love or admire.

    March 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film might suffice if you're looking for something to watch on cable TV some early morning. But it isn't worth the hassle and expense of going to a theater.

    April 4, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Bernstein is made a complicated, even morbidly fascinating figure in a film that will have limited theatrical exposure but, like the director's earlier work, will likely enjoy a cultish afterlife.

    April 4, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Important Man sets Bernstein's nasal verse to elegant streetscape montages of the city then and now.

    March 6, 2013 | Full Review…

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