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THE LIFE & TIMES OF ALLEN GINSBERG
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALLEN GINSBERG
Visionary, radical, spiritual seeker, renowned poet, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human rights, Buddhist, political activist and teacher. Allen Ginsberg’s remarkable life challenged the very soul of America.
As a warm-up to the much anticipated feature film *HOWL,* starring James Franco, the Roxie brings back the definitive documentary by Academy Award nominated director Jerry Aronson who spent 25 years accumulating more than 120 hours of footage, resulting in a riveting portrait of one of America’s greatest poets. USA 1994, Documentary, 82 minutes. Nightly at 7:15 and 9:00. Plus Saturday and Sunday at (2:00), 3:45 and 5:30.
"LIFE AND TIMES sheds fresh light on Ginsberg's formative years, when he suffered through his mother's incarceration in a mental institution, came out of the closet and launched the Beat movement with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs." - S.F. Chronicle