Allen Ginsberg

Actor · Writer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 53
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. As a Columbia University college student in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this... read more

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. As a Columbia University college student in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions.

Birth Name

Irwin Allen Ginsberg

Born

Thursday, 03 June 1926

Died

Saturday, 05 April 1997

Actor Filmography

The Velvet Underground Self (archive footage) / Self 2021
Rolling Thunder Revue The Oracle of Delphi 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Self 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America Self - Poet 2018
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (archive footage) 2018
Poetry in America with Elisa New Self 2018
Take Your Pills Self 2018
How the Beatles Changed the World Self / Himself (archive footage) 2017
The B-Side Self (archive footage) 2017
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It Self 2017
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Velvet Underground Self (archive footage) / Self 2021
Rolling Thunder Revue The Oracle of Delphi 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Self 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America Self - Poet 2018
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (archive footage) 2018
Poetry in America with Elisa New Self 2018
Take Your Pills Self 2018
How the Beatles Changed the World Self / Himself (archive footage) 2017
The B-Side Self (archive footage) 2017
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It Self 2017
Uncle Howard Self / Self (archive footage) 2016
Don't Blink Self / Self (archive footage) 2016
Rich Hall's California Stars Self 2014
Love in the Sixties (as Allen Ginsburg) 2014
The Sixties Self - Poet 2013
London: The Modern Babylon Self 2012
Norman Mailer: The American Self 2012
The Real American: Joe McCarthy Self 2012
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (archive footage) 2011
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters Self 2011
Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco Self 2011
We Can't Go Home Again Brief glimpse 2011
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place Self 2011
Love Always, Carolyn Self 2011
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall Self 2011
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (archive footage) / Self (archive footage) 2010
Howl Self / Himself 2010
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself / Self 2009
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell Self / Self (archive footage) 2008
65 Revisited Self 2007
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Self 2007
Chicago 10 Self / activist 2007
The Drug Years Self 2006
20 to 1 Self 2005
The Ballad of Greenwich Village Self 2005
The Cockettes Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Self 2001
Jazz Self 2001
My Generation Self 2000
Hendrix Self (at microphone) 2000
Condo Painting 2000
New York: A Documentary Film Self - Commentator 1999
Grass Self 1999
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Himself / Self 1999
The Source Self 1999
Cold War Self 1998
The Fifties Self 1997
No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Himself (archive footage) / Self 1997
Ballad of the Skeletons 1997
Happy Birthday to John Self / Himself 1997
Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit Himself / Self 1997
Birth of a Nation Himself / Self 1997
Rock & Roll Self 1995
The History of Rock 'n' Roll Self 1995
ChickenHawk Himself / Self 1994
Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider Self - Poet 1994
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document Self 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Road Scholar Self 1993
Berkeley in the Sixties Self 1990
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self 1990
Silence = Death Himself / Self 1990
Heavy Petting Himself / Self 1989
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets Himself / Self 1989
Izzy Young: Talking Folklore Center Self 1989
American Experience Self 1988
The Beat Generation: An American Dream Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
What Happened to Kerouac? Self 1986
He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986
Kerouac, the Movie Self (poet) 1985
Before Stonewall Himself / Self 1984
Burroughs: The Movie Self 1984
Poetry In Motion Self 1982
Kopaszkutya Self 1981
Mahagonny Self 1980
La marche gaie Himself / Self 1980
The War at Home Self - Activist 1979
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds Himself / Self 1979
Thot-Fal'N Himself 1978
Renaldo and Clara The Father 1978
The South Bank Show Self 1978
Arena Himself 1975
Suite 212 Self 1974
Ciao Manhattan Himself / Self 1973
Global Groove 1973
Pickup's Tricks 1973
About Me: A Musical 1971
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Me and My Brother Himself / Self 1969
The Fall Self 1969
Yippie Himself / Self 1968
Tell Me Lies Self 1968
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London Himself / Self 1967
Ah, Sunflower Self 1967
Herostratus Poet (voice) / Poet 1967
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Self 1967
Hare Krishna Himself 1967
Be-in Self 1967
Galaxie Himself / Self 1966
Chappaqua Messiah 1966
Firing Line Self - Guest, Self 1966
Wholly Communion Himself / Self 1965
Dylan Speaks Self 1965
Screen Test #1 Himself 1965
Couch Himself / Self 1964
Guns of the Trees Self (voice) 1961
Pull My Daisy Allen 1959

Director Filmography

Yippie 1968
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