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Benjamin Smoke (2000)

This highly unorthodox documentary follows the crooked path of Benjamin (no last name). He lives in a hidden neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia called "Cabbagetown." Drag-queen, speed-freak, ... See full summary »

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Jem Cohen, Peter Sillen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Benjamin Dickerson Benjamin Dickerson ... Himself (as Benjamin)
Tim Campion Tim Campion ... Smoke Perkussion
Brian Halloran Brian Halloran ... Smoke Cello
Coleman Lewis Coleman Lewis ... Smoke Guitar
Bill Taft Bill Taft ... Smoke Trumpet / Banjo
Patti Smith ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deacon Lunchbox Deacon Lunchbox ... Himself (archive footage)
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This highly unorthodox documentary follows the crooked path of Benjamin (no last name). He lives in a hidden neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia called "Cabbagetown." Drag-queen, speed-freak, all-around renegade, Benjamin left the straight (in every sense of the word) world behind a long time ago.

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What is the sound of the queer southern blues?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,183, 23 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,807, 7 January 2001
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Great film. Can't wait for the video. Wonderful, touching
10 May 2001 | by tatblueSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. I saw it at the Edinburgh Film Festival and met the producers/writers. I also saw them at the Spirit Awards. This film should definitely be in theaters. It's just so intriguing. And I would love to purchase the sound track.

Good luck. Robin


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