January 14, 2020
Plot: Explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the “Beat Generation” of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors works, the director creates a fast-paced collage of images that attempt to show how the Beats became the dominant counter-cultural movement of the last half of America’s 20th century.
Director: Chuck Workman
Main Cast: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper
Genres: Documentary, Biography, History