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No matter how jaded we become, the open road will always have a strange allure, particularly when the open road is juxtaposed with the grit and naiveté of the 1960’s beatnik and counter culture movement. It’s that feeling that all you need is wheels, sex, intoxicants, and idealism and you turn into a leather-clad genius-prophet.
Leading up to the release of Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, New York) will be putting on a weeklong retrospective called On the Road Retrospective: Road Movies: Directed and Selected by Walter Salles, along with beatnik related events throughout New York.
Films being shown are:
The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) will do a free advance screening of On the Road along with performances by a live bebop band on Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Compete in an On the Road-themed poetry slam, or just come to listen at the Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd Street) featuring poets from lit journals and poetry clubs all across the city on Tuesday, December 11.
Check IFC for more Beatnik related events throughout the week.
To learn more, go to: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/
The IFC Center323 6th AvenueNew York, NY 10014
Knitting Factory – Brooklyn361 Metropolitan AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11211
Nuyorican Poets Café236 East 3rd StreetNew York, NY 10009
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