Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself


Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 89 minutes

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

George Plimpton was an outcast among the elites of his childhood and was even kicked out of his boarding school mere months before graduation. But his life took a fortuitous turn when his dream of writing came true with an invite to start a magazine in France. Spending his career at The Paris Review and re-inventing the celebrity interview, Plimpton became the go-to guy for the insights of the world’s great artists and the man behind launching the careers of the world’s great authors. PLIMPTON! is a celebration of the life of a man who was friends with Presidents, party host for celebrities, and America’s amateur of everything. Daring to actually experience the lives of his subjects, Plimpton would write about his experiences as a goalie for the Boston Bruins, a member of a symphony orchestra, a trapeze artist and, most famously, a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, which was the subject of his best-selling book, "Paper Lion." A captivating and intimate look inside the life of a man who defined his own place in American culture, PLIMPTON! is funny, surprising, and insightful; much like Mr. Plimpton himself. – T.W.

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