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The amazing adventures of H.L. "Doc" Humes, the man who put the culture in counterculture. With Lord Buckley, the Hip Messiah; paper houses for the poor; Don Peyote, a lost Beat take on Cervantes; the CIA, FBI, marijuana, massage, utopia-and paranoia.

In the 1950s and early '60s, Doc co-founded The Paris Review, wrote two acclaimed novels, and was a gregarious fixture of the cultural scene in Paris, London and New York. Doc was a 1950s NYC intellectual, a 60s free speech militant, and a 70s visionary crazy genius. His story is the story of decades of cultural history,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pieces together Doc's phenomenal, wayward life and pays him unsentimental tribute."
‑ Sam Howard, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Fascinating, wryly distanced docu[mentary]."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"An unsparingly personal though also warmly charitable portrait of an impossible man."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
‑ Tom Beer, Time Out New York
"Harold L. 'Doc' Humes was an icon of the counter culture, even though in his prime he looked more like a CPA. But looks can be deceiving, as we discover in the lively and loving documentary Doc, directed by one of Humes' four daughters, Immy."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The inclusion of interviews with several cultural giants who are no longer with us -- Mailer, Plimpton, Leary -- make this engaging documentary an even more valuable snapshot of a rich cultural moment that has long passed us by."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As Doc observes, most crazy people are repellent, but H.L. Humes was magnetic."
‑ Steven Hyden, AV Club
"Immy Humes no doubt needed to make this movie, and the PR set (Mailer, Matthiessen, Plimpton) obviously enjoy the trip down memory lane, but while Doc makes for a fascinating subject, Doc feels intended less for us than for them."
‑ Nathan Lee, Village Voice
"Pristine cinematic journalism."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
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