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Ferlinghetti A Rebirth of Wonder (2013)



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In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. One-on-one interviews with Ferlinghetti, made over the course of a decade, touch upon a rich mélange of characters and events that began to unfold in postwar America. These events include the publication of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, as well as the divisive events of the Vietnam war, the sexual revolution, and this country's perilous march towards intellectual and political bankruptcy. (c) First Run Features

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His contribution to the culture of American letters is undeniable, and City Lights -- the store and the imprint -- could well be the closest thing to a literary shrine that we possess.

February 8, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

With Americans' civil liberties under constant threat, it's comforting to know that Ferlinghetti is still with us.

February 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This biography is often effusive in its praise, but some lives and legacies were meant for a tribute.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Sadly, the film gets mired in traditionalism, something the man himself always railed against.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This affectionate documentary doesn't do full justice to its important subject.

February 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Maybe it's time to mandate a preliminary aptitude test for documentarians, just to weed out the uninspired time-wasters.

February 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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