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Left on Purpose Documentary Screening at Boulder International Film Festival

  • 04 Mar 2016
  • 9:30 PM
  • First United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO
Left On Purpose

USA, Feature Documentary, 2015, 84 min

Audience Award Winner at DocNYC and Woodstock Film Festivals

What if you are shooting a documentary about an aging—but still funny—‘60s radical and he announces that, at the end of the film, he will kill himself as his “final political act?” In the 1960s, Mayer Vishner, along with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, began the Youth Interna­tional Party (The Yippies), who used humor and sarcasm as tools against the Vietnam War. But why have some of them committed suicide? What begins with director Justin Schein’s simple curiosity about Mayer’s intellect, values and the rebellious legacy of his counter-cul­tural generation turns into a dark yet profoundly humorous journey through what Mayer ref­erences as his “existential project.”

Directed by Justin Schein

Colorado Premiere

Justin Schein in person

Co-presented by Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado

TalkBack following the film at the First United Methodist Church. Topic: “To Be or Not to Be”

For tickets, call 303.786.7030 or visit Boulder Theater



P.O. Box 17614

Boulder, CO 80308

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