Interview with ruth weiss

Beat poet ruth weiss discusses her life as a poet. Videography and editing by Noémie Sornet

Neal Cassady’s “Joan Anderson Letter” Found!

Neal Cassady’s “Joan Anderson Letter” Found!

The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave Why the Joan Anderson Letter is so Important Why I Think This Letter is the Real Deal What I Would Like to See Happen with this Letter More Info The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave All kidding aside, I […]

Jack Kerouac Once Again Walks the Streets of North Beach

Jack Kerouac Once Again Walks the Streets of North Beach

The North Beach branch of the San Francisco Public Library will be moving into their new building later this year. There are a number of large format photographs of Jack Kerouac that have been gracing their walls for the last few years. Last week the SFPL donated those items to The Beat Museum. The great […]

Big Sur Release Dates Announced

Big Sur Release Dates Announced

Big Sur opens in the following theatres on November 1st, 2013: Sundance Sunset Cinemas West Hollywood, CA Cinema Village New York, NY Harkins Shea Scottsdale, AZ West End Cinema Washington, DC AMC Van Ness San Francisco, CA Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael, CA Osio Plaza Cinemas Monterey, CA Living Room Theaters Portland, OR AMC […]

Brian Hassett, Marc Olmsted, and Levi Asher Review Kill Your Darlings

Update: Levi Asher (Literary Kicks) has joined the conversation with his own review of Kill Your Darlings. The reviews are coming in for Kill Your Darlings from Brian Hassett, Marc Olmsted, and Levi Asher, three true Beat Generation aficionados. We at The Beat Museum have yet to see the film, but we’ve known Brian, Marc, […]

Kill Your Darlings Release Dates Announced

Kill Your Darlings Release Dates Announced

Release dates have just been announced for Kill Your Darlings, John Krokidas’ new film about the Beat Generation’s beginnings at Columbia University in the mid-1940s, and the infamous murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr. Kill Your Darlings is now playing in New York and Los Angeles, and will be opening in cities across the […]

Remembering Carolyn, by David Amram

Carolyn was one of the people who made everyone she knew try harder, think more, say less and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us all every day. While she was as strong a person as anyone any of us ever knew, she still remained so sensitive, often fragile and always loving. And she shared that […]

In Memoriam: Carolyn Cassady 1923-2013

In Memoriam: Carolyn Cassady 1923-2013

She was born Carolyn Robinson on April 23, 1923 in Lansing, Michigan the youngest of five. The family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was nine. Later in life, after her husband Neal passed away and her children were grown, Carolyn made her home in England. She’d often recount the tale of how ever since […]

John Krokidas and the Beat Generation

John Krokidas, Director of Kill Your Darlings is interviewed by Mattia Micucci (28 Times Cinema) at the Venice Days film festival: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Three iconic figures in literature, the three main exponents of the literary beat movement. Three of the most influential writers of all time. It´s hard to […]

Kill Your Darlings Trailer

Kill Your Darlings Trailer

The new trailer for Kill Your Darlings just went up, and leaves us with no shortage of curiosity. Refreshingly, the intellectual nature of the Beat circle, their fascination and voracious pursuit of ideas, during the Columbia years appears to feature prominently. It appears Director John Krokidas places due emphasis on their interest in the unconventional […]

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