Hot Sheet: Well Strung
BY Advocate.com Editors
June 14 2013 7:49 PM ET
7. DVD: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
Director Jerry Aronson (Chasing Ice, The Divided Trail) spent 30 years compiling footage of Allen Ginsberg, the gay poet who helped define American counterculture in the 20th century. The resulting documentary, The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, is a revealing and authoritative portrait of one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation that spans 60 years of history. Originally released in 1997, the 84-minute film was expanded after Ginsberg’s death to include interviews with friends and contemporaries, including Paul McCartney, Norman Mailer, Johnny Depp, Andy Warhol, and William S. Burroughs.