On the Road Screening at Skywalker Ranch

On the Road Screening at Skywalker Ranch

December 7, 2012 by Jerry Cimino The publicity machine for the US release of On the Road is starting to kick into full gear. Walter Salles, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart have been making the rounds along with Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola. It’s a thing of beauty to witness because, in my opinion, these […]

On the Road Makes US Debut at Mill Valley Film Festival

On the Road Makes US Debut at Mill Valley Film Festival

by Jerry Cimino The silver screen has not always been kind to Jack Kerouac.  While there have been many exceptional documentary films made over the years, a really good feature film either about Kerouac, or based upon one of his works, has somehow eluded Hollywood.  Think The Beat Generation (1959) by Albert Zugsmith, The Subterraneans (1960) based upon Kerouac’s […]

<em>On the Road</em> Makes US Debut at Mill Valley Film Festival

On the Road Makes US Debut at Mill Valley Film Festival

by Jerry Cimino The silver screen has not always been kind to Jack Kerouac.  While there have been many exceptional documentary films made over the years, a really good feature film either about Kerouac, or based upon one of his works, has somehow eluded Hollywood.  Think The Beat Generation (1959) by Albert Zugsmith, The Subterraneans (1960) based upon Kerouac’s […]

NY Times Recognizes The Beat Museum Amongst Major Cultural Institutions

NY Times Recognizes The Beat Museum Amongst Major Cultural Institutions

According to Sunday’s New York Times, The Beat Museum is rubbing elbows with some real heavyweights—institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. John Hanc’s […]

In Memoriam: Arthur Knight

In Memoriam: Arthur Knight

December 29, 1937 – Septmber 7, 2012 Arthur Winfield Knight passed away on September 7, 2012, of liver cancer. He was 74. Arthur was an educator, having spent over thirty years teaching English and Creative Writing. To Beat Generation fans he will always be remembered as a scholar and publisher who kept the Beats alive […]

The French are Coming!

French On the Road moviegoers descend on North Beach “The French are coming, The French are coming!” On the Road opened in France to 150,000 people on 357 screens. Two of those people were Will & Delphine, who saw OTR the day it opened at a movie theater on the outskirts of Paris. Neither of […]

The Beat Generation in Paris – Two Photo Exhibitions

The Beat Generation in Paris – Two Photo Exhibitions

The Lure of the Left Bank photographs by Loomis DeanJune 1, 2012 – July 31, 2012 The Beat Hotel photographs by Harold ChapmanJune 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012 From 1956 through 1963, the writers who formed the core group of the Beat Generation lived in a run-down hotel on the Left Bank of Paris. […]

On the Road Delivers!

On the Road Delivers!

For novices, aficionados, and those who lived it by Jerry Cimino In life, some things are worth waiting for. Case in point: the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel, On the Road. On the Road premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. I had the opportunity to see a prescreening […]

On the Road at Cannes

On the Road at Cannes

As you read this, airplanes from around the globe are descending on France with hundreds of people poised to attend The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Some of those people are Walter Salles, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and many other members of the cast and production team from On the Road. Talk about […]

<em>On the Road</em> at Cannes

On the Road at Cannes

As you read this, airplanes from around the globe are descending on France with hundreds of people poised to attend The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Some of those people are Walter Salles, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and many other members of the cast and production team from On the Road. Talk about […]

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