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Algren spotlights the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren's brutally honest portrayal of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Caplan

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Michael Caplan (story), Michael Caplan | 1 more credit »
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Nelson Algren Nelson Algren ... Himself (archive footage)
Russell Banks ... Himself
Billy Corgan ... Himself
Andrew Davis ... Himself
Denise DeClue Denise DeClue ... Herself
Stephen Elliott ... Himself
William Friedkin ... Himself
Bruce Jay Friedman Bruce Jay Friedman ... Himself
Barry Gifford ... Himself
Cheryl Graeff ... Voiceover
Roger Groening Roger Groening ... Himself
Robert Guinan Robert Guinan ... Himself
Philip Kaufman ... Himself
Rick Kogan Rick Kogan ... Himself
Wayne Kramer ... Himself
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Algren spotlights the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren's brutally honest portrayal of the American underclass and his hard-nosed lifestyle became his pathway to compassion. Through interviews with Algren contemporaries, experts, and "literary soulmates," as well as through the photography of Algren's friends, Art Shay and Stephen Deutch, the film tells his story. It celebrates his tremendous contribution to and influence on American letters, and pushes Algren, champion of the marginalized, out from the margins. Written by Michael Caplan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Montrose Pictures See more »
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