October 9, 2011

Broadcast Date: 
Oct 9 2011

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On today's show Alisa Solomon reports on the Kol Nidre service at Occupy Wall Street and we talk with J. Hoberman about his most recent book, An Army of Phantoms, about the film industry and Cold War and with Jonathan Lee, the co-producer and director of Paul Goodman Changed My Life, which opens at Manhattan's Film Forum on October 19th.  (photo: Damon Dahlen / AOL)

Episode segments
  • Kol Nidre at Occupy Wall Street
    Religion, National Politics, Holidays, Domestic Policy, Jewish Life
    Alisa Solomon
  • An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War
    National Politics, Domestic Policy, Film, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights
    J. Hoberman has been the senior film critic for the Village Voice for over thirty years.  An Army of Phantoms deals with the post-World War II milieu that gave birth to the Cold War from the mid-1940s through the mid-1950s.  It's the first part of a planned trilogy, which includes the previously published The Dream Life: Movies, Media and the Mythology of the Sixties.  Among his many other books, Hoberman is also the author of Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two World Wars.
    Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark
  • Paul Goodman Changed My Life
    Film, Arts & Culture
    Jonathan Lee is the co-producer and co-director of Paul Goodman Changed My Life.
    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    Today, much of what passes for common knowledge in a wide range of fields was first posited by Paul Goodman, a pacifist anarchist, philosopher, out-bisexual, urban planner, co-creator of Gestalt Therapy, anti-war activist and author of Growing Up Absurd, a secular bible for the 1960s generation.  Yet today, most of us have never heard of him.  This lacuna is soon to be closed, with the release of the film, Paul Goodman Changed My Life.  It will be opening on October 19th, for a two-week run, at Manhattan's Film Forum on West Houston Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.