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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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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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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
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A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. (102 mins.)
 
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age... (95 mins.)
 
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William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers (1991 Documentary)
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An hour-long interview with author William S. Burroughs in which he expounds on American culture, art and morals. (60 mins.)
Director: Klaus Maeck
 
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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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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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The Fifties (1997 Mini-Series)
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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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Heavy Petting (1989 Documentary)
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Celebrity confessions about their first sexual experiences. (74 mins.)
 
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Elephant (2003)
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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
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The Beat Generation: An American Dream (1987 Documentary)
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An investigation of the Beat Generation. (86 mins.)
Director: Janet Forman
 
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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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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
 
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The Potted Psalm (1946 Short Film)
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A soundless mix of story fragments and images. Initially, images of death, a man with a guitar, a soirée... (24 mins.)
 
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Sal (2011)
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James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. (103 mins.)
Director: James Franco
 
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Burroughs: The Movie (1983 Documentary)
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Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs... (90 mins.)
Director: Howard Brookner