Kerouac and Culture panel + What Happened to Kerouac? screening
Fri 18 Oct, 7:30pm at Copper Auditorium
Tickets: £7 , approx running time: 120mins
This event features a panel discussion followed by a screening of the documentary What Happened to Kerouac?
Panel Discussion: Kerouac and Culture
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
Douglas Field – Academic and author
Jay Jeff Jones – Writer and editor with a special interest in underground culture
Screening: What Happened to Kerouac
Director: Richard Lerner, Lewis MacAdams
Cast: Gregory Corso, Jan Kerouac, Herbert Huncke
This documentary explores the later life Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac, covering the period from the publication of his acclaimed novel On the Road in 1957 to his alcohol-related death in 1969, years of fame and pain, celebrity and crisis.
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