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A film about an extraordinary woman, "The Goddess of the Beat Generation", ruth weiss. In a life that has spanned 90 creative years, escaping the Nazis with her family in Vienna ruth became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. She has overcome the unimaginable. Known around the world, ruth weiss continues to this day to perform her poetry.

Inspired by her work this documentary uses poetic imagery through dance, art, animation, and music to embody her oeuvre.

Note: weiss spells her name in lowercase as a symbolic protest against "law and order," since all nouns are capitalized in her birthplace of Germany.

Director Melody C. Miller will attend the film screening.
Melody C. Miller
Melody C. Miller
Elisabeth Montgomery
85 Minutes
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1/24/20 6:15pm at Cité des Arts
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