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DVD 1014

December 31, 2018

Plot: Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac’s meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac’s death, and Ginsberg’s politicization.

Directors: Chuck Workman

Main Cast: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Language: English

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