• Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1999)

Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

Release Date: April 28th, 1999

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

A portrait of American expatriate novelist Paul Bowles, this documentary by Jennifer Baichwal focuses on his writing and his many years living in Morocco. Filmed shortly before his death, the production features an aged Bowles discussing his work, and includes input from his renowned Beat Generation contemporaries William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. Bowles also addresses the high-profile cinematic adaptation of his novel "The Sheltering Sky," which Bowles roundly dismisses.

Cast: Allen Ginsberg, Tom McCamus, Jonathan Sheffer, Phillip Ramey, Mohammed Mrabet, Joseph McPhillips III, David Herbert, Cherifa

Director: Jennifer Baichwal

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 1990s, New York City, Brooding, Friend