Allen Ginsberg

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. As a Columbia University college student in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this... read more

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. As a Columbia University college student in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions.

Birth Name

Irwin Allen Ginsberg

Born

Thursday, 03 June 1926

Died

Saturday, 05 April 1997

Actor Filmography

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Oracle of Delphi 2019
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (archive footage) 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America Himself - Poet (archive footage) 2018
Poetry in America with Elisa New Himself (archive footage) 2018
Take Your Pills Himself 2018
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It Himself (archive footage) 2017
Uncle Howard Himself 2016
Rich Hall's California Stars Himself (archive sound) 2014
The Sixties Himself - Poet 2013
London: The Modern Babylon Himself (archive footage) 2012
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Actor Filmography

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Oracle of Delphi 2019
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (archive footage) 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America Himself - Poet (archive footage) 2018
Poetry in America with Elisa New Himself (archive footage) 2018
Take Your Pills Himself 2018
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It Himself (archive footage) 2017
Uncle Howard Himself 2016
Rich Hall's California Stars Himself (archive sound) 2014
The Sixties Himself - Poet 2013
London: The Modern Babylon Himself (archive footage) 2012
Norman Mailer: The American 2012
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (archive footage) 2011
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters Himself (archive sound) 2011
Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco Himself (archive footage) 2011
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place Himself 2011
Love Always, Carolyn Himself (archive footage) 2011
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall Himself (archive footage) 2011
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (archive footage) 2010
Howl Himself (archive footage) 2010
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell Himself (archive footage) 2008
Flashing On The Sixties: A Tribal Document Himself 2008
65 Revisited Himself (archive footage) 2007
Chicago 10 Himself 2007
Bob Dylan Speaks 2006
The Drug Years Himself (archive footage) 2006
20 to 1 Himself (archive footage) 2005
The Cockettes Himself (archive footage) 2002
My Generation Himself 2001
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Himself (archive footage) 2000
Condo Painting 2000
Grass Himself (archive footage) 1999
New York: A Documentary Film Himself - Commentator 1999
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Himself 1999
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation Himself 1999
Cold War Himself 1998
The Fifties Himself 1997
No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Himself (archive footage) 1997
Happy Birthday to John Himself (archive footage) 1997
Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit Himself 1997
Allen Ginsberg: The Ballad of the Skeletons Narrator 1997
Birth of a Nation Himself 1997
Rock & Roll Himself 1995
The History of Rock 'n' Roll Himself 1995
ChickenHawk Himself 1994
Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider Himself - Poet 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Road Scholar Himself 1993
Berkeley In The Sixties Himself 1991
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Himself 1990
Silence = Death Himself 1990
Heavy Petting Himself 1989
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets Himself 1989
American Experience Himself, Self 1988
The Beat Generation: An American Dream Himself 1987
American Masters Himself, Self 1986
What Happened to Kerouac? Himself 1986
He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Himself (archive footage) 1986
Kerouac, the Movie Himself (poet) 1985
Before Stonewall Himself 1984
Burroughs: The Movie 1984
Poetry In Motion Himself 1982
Kopaszkutya Himself 1981
Mahagonny Himself 1980
La Marche Gaie Himself 1980
The War at Home Himself - Activist 1979
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds Himself 1979
Thot-Fal'N Himself 1978
Renaldo and Clara The Father 1978
The South Bank Show Self 1978
Arena Himself 1975
Ciao Manhattan Himself 1973
Global Groove 1973
Pickup's Tricks 1973
About Me: A Musical 1971
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Me and My Brother Himself 1969
The Fall Himself 1969
Yippie Himself 1968
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London Himself 1967
Ah, Sunflower Himself 1967
Herostratus Poet (voice) 1967
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Himself 1967
Be-In Himself 1967
Galaxie Himself 1966
Chappaqua Messiah 1966
Firing Line Himself - Guest 1966
Wholly Communion Himself 1965
Screen Test #1 Himself 1965
Couch Himself 1964
Pull My Daisy Allen 1959

Director Filmography

Yippie 1968
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