Ferlinghetti: A City Light (2008)

Ferlinghetti: A City Light


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Ferlinghetti explores the world of San Francisco(TM)s legendary poet, artist, publisher and civil libertarian. The film presents poetry in the context of the living presence of Ferlinghetti as he reads many of his significant poems, discusses his political and social activism and gives viewers an insight into his public and private life as it unfolds over nine remarkable decades. His ideology coalesced soon after visiting the ruins of Nagasaki, just weeks after the devastation of the atomic bomb … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Box Office: $4.8k
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The pic's uninspired craftsmanship appreciates without quite capturing his anarchistic humanist spirit.

Full Review… | May 8, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2013
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More reverent than curious. Still, the movie does make you want to read more poetry.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Truly, the authenticity of this doc, by photographer and filmmaker Christopher Felver, sweeps you off your feet.

Full Review… | April 30, 2009
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