Spoken-word artist Alix Olson has so much wattage she puts many a rock star to shame. Her close friend and tour manager Samantha Farinella directed this fast-paced concert film (2004), a well-staged introduction to the poet and queer activist hailed by historian Howard Zinn as a serious thinker. Furious anthems like “America's for Sale” show one aspect of Olson's charismatic persona, a poetry workshop another, but we don't get to see much in her life beyond politics and art. Still, passionate anger is rarely this attractive, or entertainment this demanding. Video. 94 min.