An eloquent portrait of the poet-visionary voice of the beat generation.

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness."

This opening line from Allen Ginsberg's epic Beat Generation poem "Howl" has inspired the minds of admirers from Paul McCartney to Johnny Depp.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jerry Aronson puts 10 years worth of images on display in 'The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg', an emotional documentary that takes a decade-by-decade look at one of the most influential figures of the last century, from his humble beginnings in New Jersey to his role as a leading political activist.

Originally released in 1993 to worldwide critical praise, ' The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg' is still a priceless chronicle of the man who spoke for an entire generation. Watch the film in full, or snag it onto your own site, from

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