Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 6 | 2–3:20pm 
Admission: Free in conjunction with Free First Tuesdays
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About the Program

This documentary reveals Lawrence Ferlinghetti's role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself.  His City Lights Bookstore remains an iconic literary institution that embodies social change and literary freedom. Directed by Christopher Felver and featuring Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Dennis Hopper, Billy Collins, Dave Eggers, Anne Waldman, Bob Dylan, Bill Morgan, and many more (73 min, 2009).

Presented in conjunction with Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.



Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.


Free First Tuesdays at the CJM are made possible by the Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation.




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