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Paul Goodman Changed My Life
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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Paul Goodman Changed My Life
PAUL GOODMAN
CHANGED MY LIFE
A Film by Jonathan Lee
Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a "cameo" in Woody Allenʼs 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 therapyand a moral compass for many in the burgeoning counterculture of the ʼ60s.
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 multimediaselections from Goodmanʼs 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 activistsdirector/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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Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


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