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Obscene


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Release Date: September 26, 2008 (NY)
Studio: Arthouse Films
Director: Neil Ortenberg, Daniel O'Connor
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Barney Rosset, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, Amiri Baraka, Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Malcolm X, Al Goldstein, Erica Jong, Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, John Rechy, Ed Sanders, John Sayles, Gore Vidal, John Waters
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: "Obscene" is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review. He acquired the then fledgling Grove Press in 1951 and soon embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement that continues to inspire today's defenders of free expression. Not only was he the first American publisher of acclaimed authors Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X, but he also battled the government in the highest courts to overrule the obscenity ban on groundbreaking works of fiction such as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer and Naked Lunch. Ultimately he won and altered the course of history, but not without first enduring lawsuits, death-threats, grenade attacks, government surveillance, and the occupation of his premises by enraged feminists.

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