The Beats

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Beat (2000)
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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife. (93 mins.)
Director: Gary Walkow
 
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Neal Cassady (2007)
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The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty. (80 mins.)
Director: Noah Buschel
 
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On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
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Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
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Howl (2010)
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As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized. (84 mins.)
 
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Kerouac, the Movie (1985 Documentary)
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Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road... (78 mins.)
Director: John Antonelli
 
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Big Sur (2013)
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A recounting of Jack Kerouac's (here known by the name of his fictional alter-ego Jack Duluoz) three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur, owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
 
8.
What Happened to Kerouac? (1986 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
 
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The Junky's Christmas (1993 Short Film)
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Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix... (21 mins.)
 
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Chappaqua (1966)
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Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure... (82 mins.)
Director: Conrad Rooks
 
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Corso: The Last Beat (2009 Documentary)
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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.
 
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. (104 mins.)
Director: John Krokidas
 
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Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2009 Documentary)
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The poet and painter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is among the world's living monuments to arts and letters... (79 mins.)
 
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Pull My Daisy (1959 Short Film)
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment... (30 mins.)
 
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Me and My Brother (1969)
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Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter... (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Frank
 
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This Song for Jack (1983 Short Film)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Robert Frank
 
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The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
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Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town... (92 mins.)
Director: Stephen T. Kay
 
18.
Alfred Leslie: Cool Man in a Golden Age (2009 Video)
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Alfred Leslie is a pivotal American artist-painter-filmmaker whose work spans the past fifty years.... (158 mins.)