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Wesley Willis: Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll (2003)

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Canadian filmmaker Daniel Bitton directs The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll, an hour-long documentary portrait of schizophrenic street musician Wesley Willis. The film opens with an introduction to his music with superimposed handwritten lyrics, followed by long monologues of the artist's stream-of-consciousness ranting. Through interviews and a loose cinéma vérité style, Bitton showcases Willis' unique talents as well as his survival skills. With help from his supportive network of friends in his home town of Chicago, IL, Willis has managed to live an independent artistic life despite his mental illness and history of abuse.
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NR
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Art House & International , Comedy , Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Follow Wesley Willis as he greets strangers, talks with friends, and fights his demons off with songs about bestiality.

Bill Arceneaux
Bill Arceneaux

If you're looking for a biography on Wesley's life and career, this is not it (though a movie like that SHOULD be made). However, if you're looking for a glimpse into the day-to-day life of this remarkable individual, this will definitely leave you smiling.

Matthew Milligan
Matthew Milligan

It's not particularly well made, but it does capture the spirit of Wesley Willis and help any intrigued listener understand the man better.

Craig Graziano
Craig Graziano

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