AFI Silver Theatre 1
The documentary film about the man who did it all will be at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival in Washington, D.C.
Plimpton! tells the story of Paris Review cofounder, writer, editor, amateur sportsman, and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration—along with thoughts and stories from friends, family, and contemporaries—the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man.
Plimpton hung out with U.S. presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic, and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty, and Matt Damon.
Filmmakers Tom Bean and Luke Poling have researched and catalogued Plimpton’s life and work. They have interviewed people from every aspect of Plimpton’s life in order to tell the story of this one-of-a-kind person.