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Left on purpose: a film.

Vishner, Mayer, (actor., Actor). Ventura, Michael, (actor., Actor). Hoffman, Andrew J., (actor., Actor). Schein, Justin, (film producer,, film director., Film producer, Film director). Mehlman, David, (film director., Film director). Wurmfeld, Eden, (film producer., Film producer). Mayer Vishner, Andrew Hoffman, Michael Ventura. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 85 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : FilmBuff : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Justin Schein.
Participant or Performer Note:
Mayer Vishner, Andrew Hoffman, Michael Ventura.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Vishner, Mayer.
Suicide.
Pacifists > United States > Biography.
Pacifists > United States > History > 20th century > Biography.
Peace movements > United States > History > 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Protest movements > United States.

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