By 1967, the stage had been set for Greenwich Village folk musician Eric Andersen to be catapulted to international fame, rising above contemporaries such as Bob Dylan. But the death of his newly acquired manager, famed Beatles impresario Brian Epstein, turned his career upside down. Five years later, he found himself again on the brink of commercial success only to suffer another devastating blow that threw his future into uncertainty. THE SONGPOET dives deep into conflicts of career, ego, relationships, and the unrelenting pursuit of one’s purpose as it explores what it takes to keep moving forward.

Directed by Paul Lamont
Produced by Paul Lamont, Scott Sackett
Documentary Competition Sponsored by SEE International, Cinesonic Sidebar
Country: USA
113 minutes
US Premiere