Big Sur Film Review

by Jerry Cimino I was meeting with movie director Michael Polish on a long, sprawling road called Highway One, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The road had been absolutely devoid of automobile traffic for the previous thirty minutes. That never happens in real life, and I found that warped reality to be a little unnerving.  All […]

Rest in Peace, Ray Manzarek

Rest in Peace, Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, best known as the innovative keyboardist for The Doors, died Monday, May 20th, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Manzarek and Jim Morrison formed The Doors in 1965, later recruiting John Densmore (drums) and Robby Krieger (guitar). Manzarek’s Vox Continental keyboard arrangements epitomized The Doors’ sound, setting the band apart […]

Greta Bellamacina – Love Song to SF

Greta Bellamacina – Love Song to SF

Broadway and Columbus is like some magnificent vortex. You never know who will come sweeping in off the street. We get ‘em all—from the down and out homeless person to up-and-coming supermodels visiting from overseas. One such model is Greta Bellamacina. She came in about six months ago, had an air about her that you […]

Interview with Big Sur’s Jean-Marc Barr

Niya Suddarth, media correspondent for the Beat Museum, interviews actor Jean-Marc Barr about his upcoming film, Big Sur, in which he plays Mr. Jack Kerouac. The interview takes place during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, 2013. Production by: Visual Creativ Interview With Jean-Marc Barr “BIG SUR” from Visual Creativ. on Vimeo. Some […]

Official Trailer: Big Sur

Directed by Michael PolishStarring: Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Duluoz Kate Bosworth as Billie Radha Mitchell as Carolyn Cassady Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady More info at Internet Movie Database

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 […]

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