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The Beat Hotel

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:March 30, 2012
Running time:82 minutes
Cast:Kit Hussey, Andrew Kasten, Matt Mitchell, Nick Irion, Jason Kendall
Director:Alan Govenar
Distributor:First Run Features

Description: A look into the legacy of the American Beats in Paris during the heady years between 1957 and 1963, when Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso fled the obscenity trials in the United States surrounding the publication of Ginsberg's poem Howl. They took refuge in a cheap no-name hotel they had heard about at 9, Rue Git le Coeur and were soon joined by William Burroughs, Ian Somerville, Brion Gysin, and others from England and elsewhere in Europe, seeking out the "freedom" that the Latin Quarter of Paris might provide.

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