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DVD 1014

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

Language: English

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