Sleeping by Big Sur

Big Sur (detail). Photo credit: superfamous / CC BY

I slept with a copy of Big Sur by my pillow a read of a man charting alcoholic decline I have drunk too much to remember my face I have drunk too much to remember the facts I have drunk too much and forgotten the race here-there-get up-go-get-it-done but woke beside the book feeling good […]

BIG SUR Film Preview in Selected Theatres – week of October 14, 2013!

Big Sur Movie Poster

Gathr Films has announced a series of one-day-only showings of Big Sur in indie theatres in selected cities across the USA the week of October 14, 2013. These screenings are in advance of the film’s nationwide release on November 1, 2013. Here’s your chance to see it before anyone else! Check out the schedule below […]

Kerouac’s “Old Angel Midnight” to be released as film!

Old Angel Midnight - Kerouac

Can’t imagine what an Old Angel Midnight would be like…probably unfilmable, right? But while you’re here, you’d probably enjoy Gregory Stephenson’s essay on Old Angel Midnight – or some of our other Beat articles and reviews. Or, check out Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard performing “California Zephyr.” The lyrics were drawn from Kerouac’s novel, Big […]

Jack Kerouac – “Big Sur” Movie Trailer

Big Sur film - Kerouac

The film, Big Sur, based upon Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same name, released nationwide on November 1, 2013. Directed by Michael Polish, who also wrote the screenplay, it stars Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Kerouac. Other cast are: Stana Katic as Lenore; Henry Thomas as Phillip Whalen; Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady; Kate Bosworth as […]

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Kerouac - Big Sur

Big Sur is often ignored by critics and Kerouac fans alike. We all want the freedom of On the Road, the craziness of The Dharma Bums — the celebration of the Beat lifestyle. We want young Jack living his American Dream of the road. But Big Sur shows what happens to Kerouac as fame and […]