The Beat Hotel

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Summary: 1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of Beat writing that produced some of the most important works of the Beat generation. It came to be known as the Beat Hotel. Alan Govenar’s feature documentary The Beat Hotel explores this amazing place and time. (First Run Features)

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Runtime: 88 min
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Production: First Run Features
Genres: Biography, History, Documentary
Countries: USA, UK, France
Language: English
Director Credit
Alan Govenar Director
Cast Credit
Andrew J. Kasten Harold Chapman
Barry Miles Himself
Claude Odillard Herself
Cyclops Lester Himself
Eddie Woods Himself
Elliot Rudie Himself
George Whitman Himself
Harold Chapman Himself
Jason P. Kendall Cyclops
Jean-Jacques Lebel Himself
Jürgen Ploog Himself
Kit Hussey William Burroughs
Matt Mitchell Gregory Corso
Nicholas Irion Ian Sommerville
Oliver Harris Himself
Peter Golding Himself
Regina Weinreich Herself
Sylvia Whitman Herself
Producer Credit
Alan Govenar Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: