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Still: Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

27 Feb 20093 Mar 2009

The definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher and defender of freedom of expression. Not only was Rosset - through his imprint Grove Press - the first American publisher of Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara and Malcolm X, he also battled the government in the highest courts to overrule the obscenity ban on works including Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer and Naked Lunch. This is a stirring and provocative portrait, featuring previously unseen footage and music by Bob Dylan, The Doors and Patti Smith.

Dir Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O'Conner, US 2007, 97 mins

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