Ron Padgett wrote some faux-naif poetry for the movie Paterson, which features a poet bus driver named Paterson who drives a bus in Paterson, NJ, with the obligatory nod to WCW. The director is Jim Jarmusch, who studied with Kenneth Koch and Davis Shapiro.
A critic in the LRB, a poet named August K, trashed the movie and Padgett's poetry, but without even mentioning Padgett, who is one of my favorite poets. The New Yorker has been kinder, though I think they don't mention Ron P. either. August K.* is not nearly the poet Ron Padgett is, needless to say.
Of course, I knew about Padgett in High School when I was devote of the New York School. Still am. I haven't seen the movie yet, but will report back when I do. JJ is a wonderful director whom I've followed a bit since his first movie. Someone was pointing out that there are no good movies about poetry and poets.
Kleinzahler is the kind of poet who uses phrases like "lovely beyond compare" with no sense of irony.