Walking On Water Wasn't Built in a Day
Shot at the first Earth Day in 1970, this new release features Allen Ginsberg reflecting on the state of American culture and society at the end of the 60s.
In April 1970 the first Earth Day in Philadelphia was actually a week of celebrations for Mother Earth. This film was shot in and around the city, with cameo appearances and observations by the likes of Terry Southern, Jerry Rubin, mayor John Lindsay, and Wavy Gravy.
Produced by Films of the Last Twenty Years
A film by John Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Robert Feldman, Michael Katz, Peter Wiesner
But the film features Allen Ginsburg, both at the main event on Belmont Plateau and during a van ride across Pennsylvania, in which he riffs on American culture and society, at a meal at HoJo's and reading a poem on the banks of the Susquehanna. The talk is of polarization and the battle for the soul of America. Fifty years later, the argument goes on.
Grade Level: 10 - 12, College, Adults
US Release Date: 2020
Copyright Date: 1971
DVD ISBN: 1-948745-39-9
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Shot throughout Philadelphia during the first Earth Week in 1970, the film features community groups, citizens and celebrities reflecting on the crisis facing the planet.
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