This is the award-winning biography of the King of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac's writings, including his extraordinary novel On the Road, took American literature to new levels of creativity and in the process, inspired unprecedented social and cultural change. Kerouac's life is examined through fascinating rare biopic footage and revealing interviews with some of his most famous contemporaries and friends such as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William Burroughs. Beginning with his Catholic boyhood, through his development as one of he most important modern American authors, to his self-destructive demise at the age of 49, Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats is both an accurately detailed biopic and a moving drama.
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