ONE FAST MOVE OR I’M GONE: KEROUAC’S BIG SUR — In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation — reception at 6:30pmUSA | 2008 | 98 minutes | Not Rated | Documentary
Tuesday July 29, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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David Amram, Erik Bauersfeld, Carolyn Cassady
In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation to benefit the library. Join us for a reception beginning at 6:30 pm in the film center lobby with pot-luck contributions from members of the Library Foundation.
In addition to the film, there will be a special live readings from Kerouac’s book Big Sur by radio personality, author and filmmaker Arnie Reisman and television and radio personality Paula Lyons.
About the Film:
After the success of his 1957 novel On The Road, Beat writer Jack Kerouac was unable to deal with his newfound fame and retreated to a cabin on the California coast, where his existential struggles became the basis of another novel, Big Sur. This documentary from filmmaker Curt Worden explores Kerouac’s experiences at Big Sur through interviews with Kerouac’s friends and contemporaries Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Cassady, Joyce Johnson, and Michael McClure, as well as the reflections of admirers such as Tom Waits, Sam Shephard, and Patti Smith. Dramatic voiceover readings by actor John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos) and an original soundtrack by Son Volt’s Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard complete this evocative portrait of a literary legend.
Arnie Reisman has been an award-winning writer, producer and performer for several decades, in commercial and public television, radio, corporate video, publications, theatre and film. Since the inception of the series in 1996, he has been a regular panelist on NPR’s Says You!, the weekly comedy quiz show airing in more than 120 markets, sitting next to his wife, Paula Lyons, former national consumer reporter. In 2009, with Ann Carol Grossman, he produced for PBS The Powder & the Glory, the award-winning film focusing on the business rivalry and cultural influences of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. PBS has broadcast the film every March for Women’s History Month. His national telecasts include Hollywood On Trial (Oscar-nominated documentary on the blacklist), The Other Side of the Moon (a PBS special for the 20th anniversary of the lunar landing) and PBS’s AIDS Quarterly with Peter Jennings. He worked as a writer-producer for both WCVB and WGBH in Boston. He was also the executive editor of the news weekly, Boston After Dark (now the late Boston Phoenix), and serves as the chair of the annual Bill of Rights Dinner for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The rest of his time, he writes plays and poems.
Paula Lyons was an award-winning Consumer Investigative Reporter who worked in both local and network television for 25 years, then plied those communication skills in to a new career as an Executive Coach, helping C-level executives all across the country, become more powerful and effective, communicating vision and strategy throughout their organizations. She did that work at Bates Communications in Wellesley, MA. Former Consumer Editor for Good Morning America, Paula was also a top-rated consumer reporter at WCVB-TV and WBZ-TV in Boston.Currently, she is a regular panelist with her husband, Arnie Reisman, on National Public Radio’s weekly comedy quiz show “Says You.”
"Superb study of the corrosive effects of fame and fortune on one of the greatest writers of the post-WWII period." -Louis Proyect
"More than an appreciation for Kerouac himself, One Fast Move engenders an appreciation for the mellifluousness of Kerouac's prose read atop footage of briny California waves." -Joseph Jon Lanthier