Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ann Chakraverty - Sur la Route de Jack Kerouac

Sur la route de Jack Kerouac, in eager anticipation of Walter Salles' film adaptation, here's Ann Chakraverty's short film (bilingual, in French and English, sub-titles in French),
a journey of discovery, a road trip, a classic odyssey - "in search of Jack Kerouac" - taking in San Francisco (Vesuvios, North Beach, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ) and Mexico City (with Jorge Garcia-Robles, re-visiting old Beat haunts). The great Mexican poet, Alberto Blanco is also featured in the film, speaking of a mythic Beat Mexico. The film concludes with him reading his poem, "Nostalgia" (both in English and in Spanish). Saluting the spirit of the search.

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