MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,628 this week

The Last Straw (2008)

Video  -  Documentary  -  22 April 2008 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(awaiting 5 votes)
Reviews: write review

This film is a live reading by beat-era poet Charles Bukowski. His readings were legendary for their riotous interactions between him and the audience. This was his very last reading, even though he lived and wrote for another 14 years.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related Items

Search for "The Last Straw" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last Straw.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Bukowski ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Charles Bukowski didn't like to do live poetry readings. He was blunt about this; but audiences thought he was joking. He did readings for the money; usually only for a few hundred dollars. But, by 1980 his book royalties, advances for film rights, and other income provided him with the means to be able to stop doing poetry readings and focus on his writing. His performances were legendary; cultivating anarchy, he'd goad the audience to mutiny, and usually challenge somebody, or anybody, to fight. In editing this performance, the first impulse is to pick out the poems; but in reviewing the raw footage, it became obvious that the entire reading is solid state. What happens between the poems is not filler. It's performance art. Only a few of his readings were filmed. This performance on March 31st, 1980 at the Sweetwater Inn in Redondo Beach, California, turned out to be the very last poetry reading Bukowski ever gave, even though he lived and wrote for another 14 years. The video of ... Written by Jon Monday

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

performance | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Bukowski: Born into This (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Last Straw (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page