Let it Come Down

A FILM BY Jennifer Baichwal


Synopsis

The quintessential iconoclast, novelist Paul Bowles (The Sheltering Sky) has lived in Morocco for over fifty years having left the U.S. and an illustrious career as a composer in the 1940s. He was an intimate of Aaron Copland and Gertrude Stein, a peer of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Gore Vidal, and literary godfather to Beat writers William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. His marriage to writer Jane Bowles - both were gay and had significant relationships with others throughout their marriage - is legendary. Together they formed a magnet which drew an extraordinary group of writers and artists to Morocco. In this definitive film biography, Bowles finally speaks out on the subjects he has remained silent about over the years - his work, sexuality, love, and his friends.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 75 min.
Year: 1998

CREDITS

CAST
Allen Ginsberg
Cherifa
David Herbert
Mohammed Choukri
Paul Bowles
William S. Burroughs
DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Baichwal