Ahead of its world premiere at the upcoming Silver Docs Film Festival, check out the trailer (exclusive to Indiewire) of “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” a documentary by Tom Bean and Luke Poling that chronicles the life of George Plimpton, co-founder of The Paris Review and famed sports writer.
“As an artist, George’s life was his greatest work of art,” Bean and Polling said about the film. “On top of running a literary magazine for 50 years and publishing some of the greatest writers of that time, George was also a reporter. His work with Sports Illustrated gave millions of people an inside look into a world that they only watched on TV and read about in the paper. He reveled in the fine line between performance and failure. And as a friend, George threw some of the greatest parties New York has ever seen. His phone book was bursting with the names and numbers of some of the most fascinating people. And as an artist, his life was his greatest work of art. The question we kept asking ourselves was ‘How does one person do all of that?'”
Watch the trailer below: