Beat


1h 29m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The true story of lesser-known Beat Generation figure Lucien Carr, who was responsible for introducing Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs to each other during their post-war student days at Columbia University. Carr later became involved with Joan Burroughs, a wild-living Columbia jo

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Millennium Pictures
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

The true story of lesser-known Beat Generation figure Lucien Carr, who was responsible for introducing Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs to each other during their post-war student days at Columbia University. Carr later became involved with Joan Burroughs, a wild-living Columbia journalism student and William's eventual wife, whose accidental death in Mexico City in 1951 haunted the literary-icon-to-be Burroughs for the rest of his life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Millennium Pictures
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Lucien Carr was the father of novelist Caleb Carr, author of the best-selling "The Alienist."

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States on Video October 15, 2002

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.

Straight-to-video release.

Began shooting August 2, 1999.

Completed shooting September 4, 1999.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video October 15, 2002