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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 interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization. Their movement connects with bebop, John Cage's music, abstract expressionism, and living theater. In recent interviews, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kesey, Ferlinghetti, Mailer, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders, and others measure the Beats' meaning and impact.

Directed by: Chuck Workman

Who Stars in The Source

Dennis Hopper
William S. Burroughs

Dennis Hopper

John Turturro
Allen Ginsberg

John Turturro

Steve Martin
Himself

Steve Martin

Johnny Depp
Jack Kerouac

Johnny Depp


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Status
Released

Release Date
1999-01-01

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 28 mins

Revenue
$ 360,895.00 (USA)

Genres
Documentary


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