On the Road with Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats (1985)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Release Date - May 31, 2001 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |  
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Jack Kerouac penned such books as On the Road and The Dharma Bums, which captured the essence of the bohemian life that he came to personify. This documentary follows him on the road from the life of a beatnik in New York City, and across the country to California, as he set out to find America and himself. Archival photographs, film clips, interviews with those who knew him, readings from his books, and scholarly commentary provide insight into this icon of the Beat generation.

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Beatnik, career-retrospective, interview, on-the-road, poet, writer