Man With the Golden Pen! Audio Review of ‘Algren’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review on the new documentary film “Algren” – regarding iconic Chicago author and character, Nelson Algren – in select theaters and through Video on Demand.

This long overdue comprehensive documentary on writer Nelson Algren gets into the weeds of his amazing life as an outlier and chronicler of the dispossessed. After graduating college during the Depression, he spent time as a drifter and collected the experiences – along with observations in his eventual Chicago ne’er-do-well west side neighborhood – that became his run of literary classics. This includes “The Neon Wilderness,” “The Man with the Golden Arm,” “A Walk on the Wild Side” and “Chicago: The City on the Make,” not to mention an infamous affair with French feminist author Simone De Beauvoir.

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Audio Film Review of “Algren,” by Patrick McDonald of …

“Algren” is currently in select theaters and through Video on Demand, including Chicago’s Music Box Theatre Direct, click here. Directed by Michael Caplan. Not Rated senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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