Join Paris Review editor Lorin Stein and filmmakers Tom Bean and Luke Poling for a night of rare Plimptoniana and celebration of all things Plimpton.
The founding editor of The Paris Review, George Plimpton helmed the magazine for fifty years, while at the same time reporting—as a "participatory journalist”—on the specialized worlds of the trapeze artist, movie actor, hockey goalie, timpanist, and quarterback. He also had a night job, throwing the parties that defined literary New York. In this special, one-time only preview, Bean and Poling will share clips, outtakes, and stories from their new documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself.
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