What Happened to Kerouac?

United States, 1986

Film
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This film is a fascinating portrait of Jack Kerouac, the author of “On the road” and reluctant King of the Beat Generation. Includes interviews with family members and cronies including Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Edie Kerouac Parker. This film is a candid and moving biography of one of America’s most influential authors. It is a terrifying and exhilarating film about a troubled genius whose influence is still being felt all over the world.

Credits

co-director

Lewis MacAdams

Richard Lerner

producer

Richard Lerner

Duration

01:36:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36752

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Beat generation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Counterculture - United States

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Biographical

Crafts & Visual Arts → Counterculture - United States

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Beat generation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Counterculture - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature

Literature → Beat generation

Literature → Burroughs, William S., 1914-

Literature → Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Music & Performing Arts → Beat generation

Music & Performing Arts → Counterculture - United States

People → Burroughs, William S., 1914-

People → Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-

People → Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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