Jack Kerouac, coming off the recent success of On the Road, is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and his rise in popularity, and begins battling with advanced alcoholism as a result. He seeks respite first in solitude in the Big Sur cabin, then in a relationship with Billie, the mistress of his longtime friend Neal Cassady. Kerouac finds respite in the Big Sur wilderness, but is driven by loneliness to return to the city, and resumes drinking heavily. Kerouac’s inner turmoil culminates in his nervous breakdown during his third journey to Big Sur.
Director: Michael Polish
Producers: Ross Jacobson, Adam Kassen, Donal Logue, Mark G. Mathis, Sean King O’Grady, Michael Polish, Mark Roberts, Jim Sampas, Eddie Vaisman, Orian Williams
Writers: Jack Kerouac (novel), Michael Polish
Co-Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Anthony Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Patrick Fischler
Tagline: Some souls never stop searching.
Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and language
Run Time: 81 min
Filming: Big Sur, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA
Release: November 1, 2013
Stana’s Role: Lenore Kandel
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