Sleep in a Nest of Flames (2000)

Sleep in a Nest of Flames
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords bio
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hank Flacks Actor Himself 1 1000023
Tina Stafford Actor Herself 1 1000024
Valery Oisteanu Actor Herself 1 1000025
Christopher Gilbert Actor Himself 1 1000022
Eric Cole Actor Himself 1 1000021
Edmund White Actor Himself 1 1000019
Rich Bernatovech Actor Himself 1 1000020
James Dowell Narrator n/a 120790 1000026
James Dowell Director n/a 2 2000001
James Dowell Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Kolomvakis Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jacob Burckhardt Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Scott Barnard Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
John Kolomvakis Producer n/a 3 3000002
John Kolomvakis Director n/a 2 2000002
James Dowell Producer n/a 3 3000001
Regina Weinreich Actor Herself 1 1000018
Steven Watson Actor Himself 1 1000017
Eugene Gaddis Actor Himself 1 1000006
Allen Ginsberg Actor Himself 1 1000007
Ted Joans Actor Himself 1 1000008
Michael Clarke Duncan Actor Himself 1 1000005
Paul Cadmus Actor Himself 1 1000004
William S. Burroughs Actor Himself 1 1000002
Mary Lynn Broe Actor Herself 1 1000003
Philip Johnson Actor Himself 1 1000009
Gerard Malanga Actor Himself 1 1000010
Dorothea Tanning Actor Herself 1 1000015
Indra Tamang Actor Herself 1 1000016
Harold Stevenson Actor Himself 1 1000014
Elliott Stein Actor Himself 1 1000013
Paul Morrissey Actor Himself 1 1000011
Ned Rorem Actor Himself 1 1000012
Charles Henri Ford Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A chronicle of the life of American artist Charles Henri Ford, whose influence has spanned the last 70 years. Born and raised in the South, Ford put his stamp on the world of literature when he founded "Blues", a literary magazine which published works by emerging writers. One such writer, Parker Tyler, prompted Charles to join him in the lap of counterculture, Greenwich Village. In 1932, they co-authored the semi-autobiographical novel "The Young and the Evil". Radical for its non-judgmental view of gay life, the book was banned in the US. Ford was as connected to the Surrealists of the 40s as he was to the Pop artists of the 60s. Through the use of dramatizations and interviews with Ford and his contemporaries, including Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles and Dorothea Tanning, a portrait emerges of one of America's most influential and enduring artists.
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