Left on Purpose

Left on Purpose

A Film

Streaming Video - 2016
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Vishner--Mayer. Forced into this life on February 13, 1949. Left on purpose on August 22, 2013. So reads the New York Times obituary that legendary anti-war Yippie activist Mayer Vishner asked to be posted after his death. LEFT ON PURPOSE is the story of a four-year friendship between filmmaker Justin Schein and Mayer Vishner, Abbie Hoffman's comrade in arms, former L.A. Weekly editor, and stubborn contrarian. What begins with Justin'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 when Mayer asserts his right to his last political act: the right to end his life.
Publisher: [United States] : FilmBuff : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 85 min.)) : sd., col
Uniform Title: Left on purpose

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