Ferlinghetti Movie

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Who's Involved:

Christopher Felver

Release Date:

Friday, February 8, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 19 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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. Since its inception in 1953, Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore quickly became an iconic literary institution that embodied social change and literary freedom. Continuing to thrive for over five decades, it is a cornerstone of America's modern literary and cultural history.

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Key Facts

  1. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Dennis Hopper, Billy Collins, Dave Eggers, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure, Lorenzo Ferlinghetti, Amiri Baraka, David Amram, Erik Bauersfeld Giada Diano, Bob Dylan, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Scheer, Jack Hirschman, Bill Morgan, David Meltzer, Sylvia Whitman, Al Bendich, George Whitman, Paul Yamazaki, Herb Gold and Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Filming Timeline

On or about October 30, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

Ferlinghetti Release Date: When was it released?

Ferlinghetti was released in 2013 on Friday, February 8, 2013 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Side Effects, Identity Thief and Top Gun.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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