• Released
  • February 8, 2013
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • Documentary
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Ferlinghetti Synopsis
The life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter and political activist.
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Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
Ferlinghetti’s home-brewed brand of anarchism is weirdly as American as apple pie.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
‘A brave man and a brave poet.” That’s Bob Dylan talking about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, publisher, anarchist, civil...
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70

The New York Times

As big a bouquet as the film is to Mr. Ferlinghetti, it is also a mash note to City Lights, a cultural touchstone and North Beach landmark.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Sadly, the film gets mired in traditionalism, something the man himself always railed against. But worth a look for seeing intellectual...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Considering the importance of the still active 93-year-old poet’s art and social activism, the film seems slight and discursive, more of an...
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40

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Christopher Felver's stumbling hagiography Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder does no wrong by its celebrated subject-- but it never...
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Christopher Felver, while an inspired photographer, is not the director for the job; he dutifully ticks off Ferlinghetti’s major...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Christopher Felver is too reverent to properly convey the invigoratingly profane, angry messiness of the sense of community that Lawrence...
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