Ferlinghetti: A City Light
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Ferlinghetti: A City Light
Ferlinghetti explores the world of San Francisco(TM)s legendary poet, artist, publisher and civil libertarian. The film presents poetry in the context of the living presence of Ferlinghetti as he reads many of his significant poems, discusses his political and social activism and gives viewers an insight into his public and private life as it unfolds over nine remarkable decades. His ideology coalesced soon after visiting the ruins of Nagasaki, just weeks after the devastation of the atomic bomb in 1945; the event which made him an instant pacifist. After he moved to San Francisco and… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The pic's uninspired craftsmanship appreciates without quite capturing his anarchistic humanist spirit."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"More reverent than curious. Still, the movie does make you want to read more poetry."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Truly, the authenticity of this doc, by photographer and filmmaker Christopher Felver, sweeps you off your feet."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
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