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Benjamin Smoke (2000)

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Credited cast:
Benjamin Dickerson ...
Himself (as Benjamin)
Tim Campion ...
Smoke Perkussion
Brian Halloran ...
Smoke Cello
Coleman Lewis ...
Smoke Guitar
Bill Taft ...
Smoke Trumpet / Banjo
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Herself
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Deacon Lunchbox ...
Himself (archive footage)
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What is the sound of the queer southern blues?

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$6,183 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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$36,807 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Tragic, Haunting, and Beautiful
4 December 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

As a recent transplant to Atlanta, I had very little hope in finding anything meaningful in this all too corporate wasteland. That was radically changed when I saw Benjamin Smoke, at a local art house theater. Filmed with a variety of film, including 8mm b/w, this is a sparce, and stark film. It neither tells the complete story of Richard "Benjamin" Dickerson, nor does it shed much light on the alternative music scene of Atlanta. What it does do, is give a clear picture of a man living life to his fullest, and giving his all to his music, while dying of AIDS. I highly recommend this film. 10/10.


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