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Paul Goodman Changed My Life


Release Date: October 19, 2011 (NY)
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Jonathan Lee
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: PaulGoodmanfilm.com
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Plot Summary: Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a cameo in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall." Author of legendary bestseller "Growing Up Absurd" (1960), Goodman was also a poet, 1940s out queer (and family man), pacifist, visionary, co-founder of Gestalt therapy--and a moral compass for many in the burgeoning counterculture of the '60s. "Paul Goodman Changed My Life" immerses you in an era of high intellect (that heady, cocktail-glass juncture that Mad Men has so effectively exploited) when New York was peaking culturally and artistically; when ideas, and the people who propounded them, seemed to punch in at a higher weight class than they do now. Using a treasure trove of archival multimedia--selections from Goodman's poetry (read by Garrison Keillor and Edmund White); quotes from Susan Sontag, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Noam Chomsky; plentiful footage of Goodman himself; plus interviews with his family, peers and activists--director/producer Jonathan Lee and producer/editor Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) have woven together a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are long overdue for rediscovery.

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