Jerry Aronson – The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (the re-release)

Jerry Aronson‘s The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, the definitive Allen Ginsberg documentary (which first premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival and went on to enjoy success at theaters around the country) has now been digitally remastered in 16:9 HD (pillarboxed at 4:3, the film’s original aspect ratio) and will be available for viewers to stream for the first time, this coming Tuesday (October 24th) – Great news!

Check which streaming platform is most available and most convenient for you.  Streaming platforms include Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, OVID & Kanopy

The deluxe two-disc DVD set contains the feature film and over six hours of bonus materials (including Allen reading additional poems, documentation of the making of the film,
Allen, in 1985, (on a walking tour through the Holly Solomon Gallery), describing his photos, footage of the Memorial Tribute at St. John the Divine, Allen and Bob Dylan at Jack Kerouac’s grave, Gus Van Sant directing the music video for Ballad of the Skeletons, thirty (yes, thirty!) exclusive interviews with friends, family and contemporaries (many notable figures), and more

First released in 1994 and then in a revised version in 2005, before winding up in this expanded and enhanced version, and distilled from more than 60 hours of footage, you can read more about, and hear more about, this remarkable documentary  here

“Rich, deep and moving”, declared The Chicago Tribune 
“A rich slice of cultural history”, declared The Boston Globe 

More (selected) reviews of the film – here 

Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jerry Aronson

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