George Plimpton, Famed Editor and Sportswriter, Commemorated on Day of Doc Premiere

gplimpton 2 George Plimpton, Famed Editor and Sportswriter, Commemorated on Day of Doc Premiere

George Plimpton, 2003. (Courtesy PatrickMcMullan.com)

In celebration of Plimpton!, a documentary about George Plimpton, the legendary sports journalist and founding editor of The Paris Review, the journal’s blog—The Paris Review Daily—has published a small selection of photographs of Plimpton and of the making of the film, which premieres tonight at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival in Washington, D.C.

Along with photos, the filmmakers regale us with their thoughts and reflections on the making of the film:

“Every time we went by the apartment to update Sarah Plimpton on our progress, we couldn’t help but look up from the sofa and chairs we were sitting on and think, The people this room has seen…”