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Kerouac and Cinema panel + Pull My Daisy screening

Sat 19 Oct, 1:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £7 , approx running time: 90mins

Age: 15

The event includes a panel discusion about Kerouac and Cinema followed by a screening of Pull My Daisy.

Panel Discussion: Kerouac and Cinema

Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel On the Road was published in 1957, at the heart of an American decade charged with dangerous politics – Cold War tension, nuclear threat and the rising call for Civil Rights. In an age of economic prosperity and the emerging teenager, and at a time when Brando, Dean and Presley would also leave their imprint, how did Kerouac and the Beats fit into this volatile landscape?

Our panelists are…

Simon Warner – Rock historian and co-editor of Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack

Simon Morrison – Music journalist and lecturer

Krishna Francis – Filmmaker and film lecturer

Screening: Pull My Daisy

Director: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie


Year: 1959

Writer: Jack Kerouac

Cast: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso

With a screenplay by Kerouac, the short film Pull My Daisy from 1959, directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, captures scenes from the Beat life in a production both tender and comic.