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For as long as NOW’s been covering film, Ron Mann has been making films for us to cover. He nabbed this cover story for the documentary Poetry In Motion, which featured beat writers like Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs and their new wave offspring. We called it “the definitive film about contemporary poetry.” Since then, he’s made docs about comic books (Comic Book Confidential), a 60s dance craze (Twist), the war on weed (Grass), actor and eco-activistWoody Harrelson (Go Further) and famed hot rod and custom car designer Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (Tales Of The Rat Fink).