Ferlinghetti A Rebirth of Wonder
Ferlinghetti A Rebirth of Wonder (2013)

In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. One-on-one… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: February 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

His contribution to the culture of American letters is undeniable, and City Lights -- the store and the imprint -- could well be the closest thing to a literary shrine that we possess.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Sadly, the film gets mired in traditionalism, something the man himself always railed against.

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Louis Proyect

A loving tribute to a man who taught my generation to worship art rather than mammon.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

With Americans' civil liberties under constant threat, it's comforting to know that Ferlinghetti is still with us.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This affectionate documentary doesn't do full justice to its important subject.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Christopher Felver is too reverent to properly convey the invigoratingly profane, angry messiness of the sense of community that Lawrence Ferlinghetti and his peers too briefly brought to life.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

This biography is often effusive in its praise, but some lives and legacies were meant for a tribute.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Maybe it's time to mandate a preliminary aptitude test for documentarians, just to weed out the uninspired time-wasters.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Loving documentary about one of the greatest, and still wonderfully extant, poetic and political forces of our time.

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