The amazing adventures of forgotten American novelist and Paris Review founder, Harold Louis "Doc" Humes. His story is crammed full of ideas, about utopia, marijuana, literature, protest, paranoia and mental illness.

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Immy Humes

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Paul Auster ... Himself
H.L. Humes H.L. Humes ... Himself
Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ... Himself
Jonas Mekas ... Himself
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This film sheds light on an original mind as well as post-war cultural history. Academy-Award nominee Immy Humes' portrait of her father, Harold L. "Doc" Humes (1926-1992). Immy, in Doc's own words, "puts a frame around the wreckage" with her affectionate, yet profoundly disquieting portrait. Humes became a literary phenomenon when in 1958 at age 32 he published The Underground City and in 1959 a second, equally acclaimed novel, Men Die. The novels take on timely themes of war, racism, politics, and conspiracy. (They were reissued by Random House in 2008.) Humes, a co-founder of the prestigious literary journal, The Paris Review, was a peripatetic "talking machine" who for decades charmed, confounded and infuriated his distinguished friends. George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Paul Auster, Peter Matthiessen (who speaks of his years as an undercover agent for the CIA), William Styron, Jonas Mekas, and Timothy Leary. Together they recall an extraordinary man, a Zelig-like figure who led ...

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literature | books | marijuana | pot | lsd | See All (16) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Doc Tank Inc. See more »
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