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The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

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Jerry Aronson

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About the Movie

Visionary, radical, spiritual seeker, renowned poet, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human rights, Buddhist, political activist and teacher - Allen Ginsberg's remarkable life challenged the very soul of America. For 25 years, Jerry Aronson accumulated more than 120 hours of film on Allen Ginsberg, resulting in this comprehensive portrait of one of America's greatest poets, author of Howl and other ground-breaking poems. This compilation reveals the last 60 years of American culture beginning with the Beat era in the post-war forties and fifties, continuing through the revolutionary sixties and concluding with both the uncertainty and possibility of current times.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 14
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: There's little here for those who know the story. – Darren Reidy, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: While it doesn't expose new sides of this familiar intellectual icon, it provides us generous views of the man in action. – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2008

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