This documentary explores the artistic, musical and literary resonances of the mystique of the road - and especially of going off the beaten track - in American lore. The Westward expansion... See full summary »
BRINGING RAIN is the story of boarding school students that have suffered a scarring accident. Stuck together for the last month of school, they are faced with either dealing with the ... See full summary »
Paz de la Huerta,
Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »
Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »
Former American war journalist, Agnes Larkin, returns to Los Angeles, and finds that her difficult reputation has begun to dismantle her career. Having become addicted to prescription ... See full summary »
Brendan Sexton III,
A look at Neal Cassady, who was an icon of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the character of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's classic On the Road. Written by
I wouldn't call this movie a biopic. More like an old fashioned moral fable or a dime store story based on the later years of Kerouac's muse, Neal Cassady. It shifts from pulp to poem to 50's melodrama to soap opera to comic book style to realism. More than being about Cowboy Neal, it's about mythology. And what happens to real people when myth status is hoisted upon them. Like an episode of the Twilight Zone, the answers to these questions come in all kinds of forms and often upside-down.
Tate Donovan has never ever been this swinging. The rest of the cast is very stellar also. Like True Blood's Andy as Ken Kesey. And of course, Amy Ryan.
Glenn Fitzgerald wouldn't have been my pick as Jack, but he actually comes through by the end. He brings out more of the poet Jack, less of the lumberjack. Kind of like if Monty Clift had played Kerouac.
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