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West Coast Beat and Beyond [electronic resource]

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San Francisco's bohemian history was already renowned - and then intensely amplified when the 1950s creative renaissance came on the scene. The most significant influences of this movement were Beat figures Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Filmed on location in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, and at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, this film is a tribute to the ongoing vision of America's renegade minds - and a salute to the visionary power of Jack Kerouac. Narrated by Kerouac's biographer Gerald Nicosia.
Narrated by Gerald Nicosia.
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58 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • The Beat Greats (2:23)
  • Allen Ginsberg Describes Jack Kerouac (0:44)
  • Profile of Allen Ginsberg and a Kerouac Tribute (2:13)
  • Profile of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and a Tribute to Writers (4:06)
  • Jan Kerouac Reads a Tribute to Her Father (2:27)
  • The San Francisco Renaissance (1:20)
  • Howard Hart and the Jazz Poetry Trio (2:07)
  • Profile of Philip Lamantia and a Tribute to Poe (3:12)
  • Profile of Bobbie Louise Hawkins and a Ferlinghetti Reading (2:26)
  • Profile of Joanne Kyger (1:42)
  • Profile of Jack Micheline (4:00)
  • Profile of Bob Kaufman (1:07)
  • Howard Hart Performs "I Have Seen You Before" (2:02)
  • Profile of Ken Kesey (1:59)
  • Bob Kaufman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins Read (3:46)
  • Gregory Corso Reads "Why Women Are the Way They Are" (3:39)
  • Buddhist Influence on Joanne Kyger (1:23)
  • Profile of Harold Norse (3:17)
  • Profile of Peter Orlovsky (3:43)
  • Survival of the Human Spirit (1:25)
  • Three Poets Address the Hope of a Golden Age (3:56)
  • Friendship and Support Among the Beats (3:15)
  • A Tribute to Kerouac (0:42)
  • Credits: West Coast Beat and Beyond (0:58)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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50880 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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