Henry Miller Asleep and Awake (1973)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Run Time - 35 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Filmed when Henry Miller was 81 years old, Henry Miller: Asleep & Awake is an intimate documentary in which the author speaks about writing, sex, spirituality, and New York. The film opens in Miller's bathroom, a shrine covered with photos and drawings, where Miller graciously points out the highlights of his "gallery." His voice is raspy as he talks about philosophers, writers, painters, and friends. The unique and prolific life of a singular American artist are beautifully captured in this film.