Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
USA, 2011, 89 Minute Running Time
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Biopic, Documentary
Program: True Stories
Language: English

George Plimpton did it all: middle-weight boxer, wildlife photographer, trapeze artist, professional quarterback, philharmonic percussionist, the list goes on and on. And that wasn’t even his day job. You name it, and chances are, in the 60s and 70s, George Plimpton did it, wrote about it and then recounted it on the talk show circuit. This is not to say he did it all well, but that was beside the point; he was the progenitor of the role of the so-called participatory journalist.

But George was much more than that: he was one of the few to corner Hemingway for an interview, a friend of Bobby Kennedy’s who helped wrestle the gun from his assassin, a social organizer who brought many of the famous literati together to party into the night, and a keeper of the flame as editor of The Paris Review, one of the most important literary journals of the post-WWII era. Eventually, George became this: a unique individual. Come meet him in this wonderful documentary.

“A brilliant example of creative biographical filmmaking.” Indiewire

DIRECTOR: Tom Bean, Luke Poling
Producer: Tom Bean, Luke Poling, Terry McDonell, Adam Roffman, Fernando Villena
Editor: Casey Brooks, Maya Hawke
Screenwriter: Tom Bean, Luke Poling
Cinematographer: Tom Bean, Luke Polling
Music: Mark De Gli Antoni
Principal Cast: Sarah Dudley Plimpton, Terry McDonell, Hugh Hefner, Robert Kennedy Jr, Graydon Carter, Jay MacInnery
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Laemmle/Zeller Films -

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