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Praise for Christopher Felver's FERLINGHETTI: A Rebirth of Wonder

"Worth a look for seeing intellectual bravery (still) at work." Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News

"Set against the turbulent background of post-war America and the rise of beat culture, this thoughtful, vividly shot film gives us Ferlinghetti the flamboyant, insurgent poet, as well as Ferlinghetti the vital contributor to the now threatened world of book culture in this country." - Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States (2001-2003)

"It's arresting to watch Ferlinghetti stalk about San Francisco's North Beach and his own City Lights Books, the store and upstart publishing house whose Columbus Avenue intersection is deemed by historian Kevin Starr "the address of the First Amendment." Seeing Ferlinghetti read familiar (and new) poems is likewise a pleasure that can't be discounted." -Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"He was not just present at the creation of the Beat Generation, he was also one of its midwives." - Daniel Gold, The New York Times

"Refreshing and revealing." - This Week in New York

"Rousing!  A wide-ranging knockabout jamboree." - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor

"In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself."  - Covering Media