Beat Generation

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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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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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The Cut Ups (1966 Short Film)
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The savage deconstruction of the relationship between image and reality. "Yes, Hello?", "Look at that picture," "Does it seem to be persisting?", "Good. Thank you". (19 mins.)
Director: Antony Balch
 
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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.)
 
5.
Heavy Petting (1989 Documentary)
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Celebrity confessions about their first sexual experiences. (74 mins.)
 
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Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993 Documentary)
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How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists. (120 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
 
8.
Towers Open Fire (1963 Short Film)
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Dramatizations, cut ups, and psychological experimentation based on the works of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. (10 mins.)
Director: Antony Balch
 
9.
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011 Documentary)
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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. (107 mins.)
 
10.
Big Sur (2013)
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A recounting of Jack Kerouac's three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur owned by his friend, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney