A leading light of the maverick pack of 1950s writers who forged the Beat Generation, whose works sparked the cultural revolution of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac is best known for his exhilarating lust for life, distilling his adventures and his hopes in a series of high-octane novels. While the image of Kerouac as a freewheeling spirit of the open road has endured, his novels, Big Sur, Doctor Sax, Visions of Cody, and Tristessa reveal his obsession with the darker recesses of human experience.
The New York Times wrote that this Sundance Film Festival Official selection "cracks the code of how to adapt Jack Kerouac for the screen."
Los Angeles Times writes "particularly affecting horror story because it shadows the tight-wire path...a man, slowly, inexorably closing down on himself."
Pop Matters writes that Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard's collaboration is "a legitimate tribute to one of America’s most famous and influential writers."
A multi-media set focused on a previously unpublished screenplay by Jack Kerouac, that includes two CDs of of readings and an illustrated book.
"Literature and music have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial communion but none as enduring and consistently translated..." - The Blue Indian
"writers, actors, and musicians contribute to this unexpectedly robust collection of Saint Jack's lesser-known pomes.” - Entertainment Weekly
Publisher's weekly named it "Best Dramatic Reading of The Year." Includes performances by Graham Parker and David Amram.
The Los Angeles Times has called Beat Generation Productions co-founder Jim Sampas "the thinking person's producer
[who has a] reputation for sticking out of the pack." He has produced numerous projects receiving coverage in such major news outlets as People Magazine, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and
Rolling Stone and his projects have appeared on such radio programs as National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, Here and Now, All Things Considered, The Westwood One's Jim Bohannon Show, and US Government's Voice of America.
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Beat Generation Productions co-founder Sylvia Cunha is a music industry professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing, promotions, and event creation. She has worked with many well-known bands, festivals, and venues. Her main focus has always been to connect fans with artists, authors, personalities, and brands through unique experiences resulting in the creation of innovative revenue streams in the worlds of music, entertainment, publishing, and destination marketing.
In addition to creating marketing campaigns for well-known clients, she has turned her own concepts into reality with
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Plays Tears For Fears' Songs From The Big Chair
Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska with Johnny Cash, Aimee Man, Ani DiFranco and others.
Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul
Pierson, Parker, Janovitz
A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul
A Tribute To Bessie Smith
A Tribute To Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home
Songs From Jack Kerouac's Tristessa
Tribute To The Beatles' Revolver
Seven Inch Single of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood"
A 25th Anniversary Tribute To Uncle Tupelo
Plays David Bowie's Diamond Dogs
A Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind
Read By William Fitzsimmons
A Tribute To The Cure
An Alt Country Tribute To The Rollong Stones
Songs Inspired By America Authors