09 May 2022, 12:00 am
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
End Date
15 May 2022, 11:59 pm

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (USA) | Click here to watch
(89 min; 2012; English)
Directors: Tom Bean & Luke Poling

Co-founder of The Paris Review, George Plimpton (1927–2003), was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. Plimpton’s remarkable life is showcased in a documentary that is both a chronicle of one of the last century’s most intriguing characters, as well as a cinematic adaption of his nuanced and funny literary style. A fascinating journalist who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. With George Plimpton’s own narration, the film includes extensive archival footage of his sport stunts and participatory journalism gigs, and interviews with friends, family and contemporaries.