Directed by Mako Funasaka, Jason Charters, Liam Romalis
Featuring Leon Redbone, John Prine, John Hammond, David Wilcox, Owen McBride, Chris Whiteley, Jane Harbury, Richard Flohill, Honey Novick, Bernie Finklestein and Colin Linden
Runtime 16 min
Produced by Riddle Films Inc.
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone is a documentary short that explores the life and music of the enigmatic musician Leon Redbone. Beginning with his “discovery” by Bob Dylan at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1972, the film hears from his longtime friends and associates about the mystery surrounding this musical cult figure. Set against Leon’s last filmed performances, it features interviews with John Prine, John Hammond, David Wilcox, Owen McBride and more.