JULY 10th - 12th, 2020 A free/by donation online documentary screening event about Jimmy Lyons, the renowned jazz poet and musician who was once arrested in New York City for his genre-bending style. A predecessor to hip hop, and contemporary to Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan and Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons was an artist in the truest sense. To watch the film during the screening weekend (July 10th-12th), simply email us at: email@example.com for the exclusive password, and then go to: https://vimeo.com/341921922 Support us with a donation: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8fMh2c2mi0
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Jeff produced/directed and completed the 47-minute documentary MAKING UP MY MIND: SEARCHING FOR JIMMY LYONS in July 2019.
The film is a Documentary-Noir-Mystery about Jimmy Lyons: a jazz artist and playwright who writes lyrics that spin a linguistic opus of love, family, existentialism, politics, planetary consciousness, myth, and meaning. Lyons was also a performer, boxer -- and was part of the Actor's Studio in NYC in the 1960's alongside Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Timothy Carey. Jimmy Lyons remains an unsung creative force in American culture whose moment on the planet has arrived for a global audience.