The Beat Hotel

Format: DVD 2012
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Interweaves iconic photos, drawings, firsthand accounts, and dramatic reenactments to recreate life at the "Beat Hotel," a cheap no-name Parisian hotel which served from 1957 to 1963 as a haven for members of the Beat generation, a new breed of artists struggling to free themselves from the conformity and censorship of America.
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Subjects American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Beats (Persons) -- France -- Paris.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Bohemianism -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Hotels -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Quartier latin (Paris, France) -- History.
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher [New York] :First Run Features,2012
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Govenar, Alan B., 1952-
Hatchett, Alan.
Hussey, Kit.
Kasten, Andrew.
Mitchell, Matt.
Irion, Nick.
Documentary Arts, Inc.
First-Run Features (Firm)
Participants/Performers Kit Hussey (William Burroughs), Andrew Kasten (Harold Chapman), Matt Mitchell (Gregory Corso), Nick Irion (Ian Sommerville).
Other Contributors Editor, Alan Hatchett ; cinematographers, Didier Dorant, Bob Tullier ; original music, Daniel M. Cavanagh, Daniel Cicourel Hanley.
Language English
Notes Program content: c2011.
Originally released in 2012 as a documentary film.
Special features: Harold Chapman discusses his photography (short film); The dream machine (short film); William S. Burroughs and Ian Sommerville (deleted scene); art gallery : drawings by Elliot Rudie; about AIan Govenar; film gallery.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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