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Paul Goodman Changed My Life

Not Rated In Theaters 10/19/2011 , 89min.
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Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a cameo in Woody Allen's 'Annie Hall'. Author of legendary bestseller Growing Up Absurd (1960), Goodman was also a poet, 1940s out queer (and family man), pacifist, visionary, co-founder of Gestalt therapy-and a moral compass for many in the burgeoning counterculture of the '60s.

'Paul Goodman Changed My Life' immerses you in an era of high intellect (that heady, cocktail-glass juncture that Mad Men has so effectively exploited) when New York was peaking culturally and artistically; when ideas, and the people who propounded them, seemed to punch in at a higher weight class than they do now. using a treasure trove of archival multimedia-selections from Goodman's poetry (read by Garrison Keillor and Edmund White); quotes from Susan Sontag, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Noam Chomsky; plentiful footage of Goodman himself; plus interviews with his family, peers, and activists-director/producer Jonathan Lee and producer/editor Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) have woven together a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are long overdue for rediscovery.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 89min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/19/2011
  • DVD Release Date: 04/17/2012
  • Distributor(s): Zeitgeist Films
  • Director(s): Jonathan Lee
  • Starring: Paul Goodman
  • Themes: Writer's Life
  • Keywords: counter-culture, intellectualism, philosophy, writer
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-19-2011)
  • Language: English

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