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Doc

a literary beautiful mind

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Cultural History, Culture, Arts, and Biography
Synopsis

Doc, opened at NYC's Film Forum and aired nationally on PBS.

The life and times of Immy's late father, HL "Doc" Humes, founder of The Paris Review literary magazine, novelist, activist, and champion talker. Featuring cultural figures including Timothy Leary, Jonas Mekas, George Plimpton, William Styron, Normal Mailer, and others.

The film is a stylistically original take on a literary "beautiful mind," a personal and and cultural history of mental illness, drugs, and creativity.

The film was widely and well reviewed when it opened at Film Forum in 2008. Critics called it "exquisite," "fascinating," "engaging, nothing short of inspiring; deliciously ironic." (Please visit dochumes.com for full quotes and links.)

Stage
finished
Running time
54 and 95 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
Torino; Mead
Broadcast (Prod.)
ITVS/Independent Lens

Photos

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