Paul Goodman Changed My Life
The Life and Work of an Influential Philosopher

Paul Goodman Changed My Life - The Life and Work of an Influential Philosopher
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Martin

This documentary portrays a man who had the courage to expose himself entirely (sometimes literally, apparently!) and derived his strength precisely from that chosen position of vulnerability. A beautiful, honest exposure to him and some of his great ideas, and contradictions.

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Francesca

I grew up in the world depicted in this beautiful film. My stepdad was best friends with Percy Goodman, so I knew Susan (about my age) and remember Matthew as someone I looked up to. His loss was so keenly felt; his promise was so brutally cut short. It still hurts. This film was a real gift ...Read more

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