Alt-Summer Movie Preview 2015: Docs, 'Dope' and Demented Flicks

From hip-hop fashion statements to Kevin Bacon with a cop 'stache — your alternatives to the seasonal blockbuster blues

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'A Poem Is a Naked Person' (July 1)

During the making of his 1973 album Hank Wilson's Back, musician and "Wrecking Crew" session all-star Leon Russell invited documentarian Les Blank (The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins) to film him recording, playing gigs and hanging out with fellow hard-living shitkickers like Willie Nelson and George Jones. The result was an intimate look at a Seventies star in action — and thanks to various rights issues that kept it from ever being released, one of the great AWOL music docs. Now, after a premiere at this year's SXSW, it's finally getting a theatrical run over 40 years after the fact; do not let this minor miracle pass you by.

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