One day in the 1940s in New York City, a famed The New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell (Stanley Tucci) encounters Joe Gould (Ian Holm), a Yankee-born and Harvard-educated bohemian scholar of the NYC streets. "Every day," writes Mitchell in The New Yorker, "even when he has a bad hangover or even when he is weak and listless from hunger, Joe Gould writes in school composition books." Holding no job, Gould depends on friends and well-wishers, welcoming contributions to "the Joe Gould Fund." After Mitchell's story appears in The New Yorker, Gould becomes a minor celebrity. As the dynamics between the two men shift, their relationship will consume Mitchell for years to come as he becomes the keeper of Joe Gould's secret.
|Joseph Mitchell, Howard A. Rodman
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