Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself
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2012 | 89 min | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Luke Poling and Tom BeanUSA
New York Premierewww.PlimptonMovie.com
Cast & Credits
Producers: Tom Bean, Luke Poling, Terry McDonell, Adam Roffman
Subjects: George Plimpton, Robet Kennedy, Freddy Plimpton, Hugh Hefner, Gay Talese
The founder/editor of The Paris Review, a bumbling quarterback for the Detroit Lions, an amateur percussionist in the New York Philharmonic, a hopeless stand-up comedian, an influential writer: George Plimpton was a renaissance man with a unique brand of self-deprecating, perceptive insight into cultural institutions. This spry documentary portrait tracks Plimpton’s everyman stabs at athletic and artistic greatness, as well as his influence on American pop culture as a man of letters. By turns delightful and touching, PLIMPTON! is a tribute to the brilliant man who (seemingly) did it all.
About the Director
Tom Bean has worked in many capacities on documentary and feature films alike. He co-produced and wrote a feature length documentary about the Iranian hostage crisis, featuring Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite. Luke Poling has worked on many productions, including The Departed, and The Fog of War. He was a writer/director for the omnibus film Twelve, which played to film festivals across the country. He also worked as a staff writer and director on the award-winning podcast Hello Simon.