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Beat Night at The Castle Hotel

Free screening of rare Beat film tonight

Published on March 16th 2011.


Beat Night at The Castle Hotel

Tonight sees The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street showing the rare Beat film, ‘Pull My Daisy‘ (1959). Alllen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso star in the short film and Jack Kerouac provides narration. It will be followed by an audio recording of Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’.

This autobiographical portrayal of the Beat Generation is now listed in the United States’ National Film Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. The group of American post-WWII writers inspired a cultural revolution after they rose to prominence in the 1950s. The Beat Generation experimented with drugs and rejected materialism with Ginsberg, Kerouac and William S Burrough’s literature documenting their culture.

‘Pull My Daisy’ is based on the life of Beat icon Neal Cassady and during the thirty minutes of film you see the story of Milo, a railroad brakeman, and his painter wife. The couple invite a respectable bishop over for dinner before their bohemian friends arrive and crash the party with comical results.

Beat Night at The Castle Hotel will offer a great insight into the lives of the Beat Generation. Tickets are free and can be reserved at angelheadedhipsters.co.uk

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