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Lawrence Ferlinghetti in Jack Kerouac: What Happened to Kerouac?

Jack Kerouac: What Happened to Kerouac?

1986 NR

Counterculture icon and On the Road author Jack Kerouac travels from fringe to fame and back again in this absorbing documentary. Numerous vintage TV clips reveal the troubled but undeniable genius of the Beat Generation king. Many of Kerouac's contemporaries are also on hand for colorful and poignant anecdotes; the guest list includes Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady and others.

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