Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

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Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles
Directed byJennifer Baichwal
Produced byJennifer Baichwal
Nicholas de Pencier
CinematographyJames Allodi
Nicholas de Pencier
Edited byDavid Wharnsby
Music byPaul Bowles
Requisite Productions
Distributed byMongrel Media
Release date
  • September 17, 1998 (1998-09-17) (TIFF)
Running time
75 minutes

Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and released in 1998.[1] The film is a portrait of American writer and composer Paul Bowles.[2]

The film premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]

The film received a Genie Award nomination for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 19th Genie Awards,[3] and won the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Documentary at the 27th International Emmy Awards.[4]


  1. ^ a b John Haslett Cuff, "A journey through the desert: Two Canadian filmmakers have gone to great lengths to chronicle the life of one of the most overlooked figures in 20th-century literature". The Globe and Mail, September 16, 1998.
  2. ^ Peter Goddard, "Beat icon Paul Bowles a fascinating study". Toronto Star, February 12, 1999.
  3. ^ Marc Horton, "A jolt to the Genies: Quality is high, competition is stiff as Canada's cinematic storytellers celebrate a great year". Edmonton Journal, December 8, 1998.
  4. ^ "Two Canadian productions win International Emmys". Welland Tribune, November 4, 1999.

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