The Beats [videorecording] : an existential comedy
- a Venice of America film production ; Raven Productions presents a film by Philomene Long.
- [New York, NY] : Cinema Guild, [199-?]
- Physical description
- 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
- A film that captures the magic of the Beat generation and their continuing legacy expands into a larger discussion of what it meant to be a poet in America when the ignoble spirit of McCarthyism was loose in the land. From Venice to North Beach to Greenwich Village, the Beats found answers in Buddhism, friendship, and the power of their words. Using an emotional tone which is exactly right and a lovely style of filmic poetry, the beats are immortalized here with heart and soul.
- Bohemianism > United States.
- Poets, American > 20th century.
- Authors, American > 20th century.
- Beats (Persons)
- Subculture > United States > Influence.
- Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Intellectual life > 20th century.
- North Beach (San Francisco, Calif.) > Intellectual life > 20th century.
- Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) > Intellectual life > 20th century.
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- Length on cassette label: 60 min.
- Production Credits
- Director, Philomene Long ; producer, Jay D. Kugelman ; music, Si Perkoff.
- Aya, Shirley Clarke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Stuart Z. Perkoff, Frank T. Rios, Viva, Andy Warhol.
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