Life and times of Allen Ginsberg
Jerry Aronson spent a dozen years filming the great Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and produced a documentary called "The Life and Times of "Allen Ginsberg."
Released was originally released in 1994. A revised version was released on DVD in 2005. This is out now in a new "Director's Cut" version as a two-DVD set with newly updated and unseen footage.
Aronson tells Steve Paulson how he met Ginsberg in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention riot in 1968.
We also hear Ginsberg performing on "The Dick Cavett Show." Aronson details Ginsberg's prowess as a performer of his own works of poetry; Ginsberg himself referred to film of his performances as "his concert footage."
Ginsberg himself viewed the film before its release; Aronson was intrigued by his enigmatic and succinct reaction, "So that's Allen Ginsberg."
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