Stirring, kaleidoscopic. Moving. Dazzling. Captures the spirit of Beat poetry.
When Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs met at Columbia University in the 1940s, they spawned a movement, then called the Beats, that set precedents for the political, hippie and spiritual movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. This comprehensive portrait of the Beat Generation includes interviews with virtually every surviving figure from this period. Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper and John Turturro perform dramatized readings of works by Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg. The Source is the definitive film portrait of the Beat Generation and the counterculture movements that followed, by Academy Award winning director Chuck Workman.
This title is currently out of production. The version offered is a Beat Museum exclusive edition, authorized by Director Chuck Workman. Disc bears his original signature.