The  spirit of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac returns to Earth in the abandoned body of a hobo---
"a Generation awaits."


It all started when Edie Kerouac, Jack's first wife, urged actor Vincent Balestri to portray Kerouac on stage.  The resulting show, "Kerouac: The Essence of Jack," ultimately inspired the film Beat Angel.

Vincent was introduced to Edie in 1979 while directing a play at one of Jack's old hangouts, the Punch & Judy Theatre, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Edie and Vincent spent weeks together, Edie telling stories about her life with Jack at the heart of the New York bohemian scene. 

She shared home audio tapes made by Jack, impossible to find at the time, and urged Vincent to play Jack on stage...
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Beat Angel - the spirit of Kerouac
Gerard (Frank Tabbita) is a bitter "ex-writer" and vocal "Kerouac hater" who insists that Jack is a fraud.
Mary (Amy Humphey) in the poetry slam held in honor of Jack Kerouac's Death Day
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"A remarkable film...as original and refreshing as the work of Kerouac itself"  -- David Amram
The spirit of Kerouac returns in "Beat Angel"
the spirit
of Kerouac
"Tabbita and
Balestri are
superb..."

-- Winston-Salem Journal
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DVD features:

99 minutes movie running time
Video extra: Vincent Balestri performing
Kerouac: The Essence of Jack (19 mins.)
     play footage provided by
     Tom Shandel of Getaway Films Inc.
Writers Commentary audio track
Deleted Scenes outtakes
Bibliography of works by Kerouac
Subtitles  French, Spanish, Italian & English
All Regions Color NTSC


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