Paul Goodman Changed My Life
Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited "cameos" in Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Richard Linklater's Slacker. Author of the legendary bestseller Growing Up Absurd, Goodman was also a poet, out-queer family man (in the 1940s), pacifist, visionary, co-founder of Gestalt Therapy - and a moral compass for the burgeoning counter-culture of the 1960s. Paul Goodman Changed My Life immerses you in an era of high intellect - that heady, cocktail-glass juncture that Mad Men has so effectively exploited - when New York was peaking culturally, and ideas - and the people who propounded them - seemed to punch in at a higher weight class than they do now. Using a treasure trove of multimedia and interviews, producer/director Jonathan Lee and producer/writer/editor Kimberly Reed have woven a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are ripe for rediscovery.