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 known1957. 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) Collapse

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  1. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    The arts documentarian Alan Govenar takes his turn at burnishing the legend with The Beat Hotel, a mild-mannered primer centered on the cheapo Paris boardinghouse.
  2. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Mar 28, 2012
    50
    Following the faux-opiate flecked suit of docs like One Fast Move or I'm Gone, The Beat Hotel can't quite rise above its obvious desire to appeal to the former demographic in spite of their apparently limited patience for historical exegesis.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    The fact that it's far more concerned with burnishing an overly fetishized lit movement than serving as an in-depth exploration of the hotel's inhabitants may make you want to check out early.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 29, 2012
    40
    Filmmaker Alan Govenar misses the mark in his attempt to document the historical French dwelling of once famous beatniks.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Scaling new heights of inessentiality is The Beat Hotel, which chronicles the period, roughly 1958–63.

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