Zeitgeist Films has acquired North American rights to “Paul Goodman Changed My Life,” a documentary by Jonathan Lee about one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers
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July 20, 2011
Zeitgeist Films acquires all North American rights to U.S. documentary PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE, directed by Jonathan Lee
Zeitgeist Films is pleased to announce the acquisition of Jonathan Lee’s documentary feature PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE for all North American rights. Over two decades in the making, Lee’s portrait of one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers is structured around interviews with family, peers, and activists whose encounters with Paul Goodman the man or with his writings changed their lives.
Most renown as the author of the best selling GROWING UP ABSURD in 1960, Goodman was also a poet, pacifist, visionary, out queer (and family man) who influenced a generation of contemporary authors, thinkers and activists. Rich archival footage and readings by Goodman and others, including Garrison Keillor and Edmund White, of his poetry and prose, plus Living Theatre co-founder Judith Malina reading selections from her journals, provide a visceral sense of this prodigiously gifted, original and prescient man.
A fall premiere at New York’s Film Forum is scheduled. A national release will follow.