Documentary on H.L. Mencken

Mr. Friday Night: Movie Reviews

I am a fan of H.L. Mencken and have spent many hours reading his books and articles. He was one of the finest writers in american history. He had his flaws for sure, but his words still jump off the page, 100 years after they were written.

This documentary feels so peaceful…walking around the area where Mencken lived in Baltimore…talking about his life and writing. Produced in the early 2000’s, it features a who’s who of modern Mencken scholars.

Even 20 years ago everything seemed lovelier, and reminds me of how much society has changed in that short time.