“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry” Jack Kerouac
“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness” Allen Ginsberg

The film tells the story of the great and long-lasting friendship between Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs that gave birth to the literary movement of the “Beat Generation”. It all starts in New York in the early 50s when Kerouac decides to write an enormous novel about their common experience. Then, it moves through San Francisco, Mexico City, Tangiers, Paris and ends some 15 years later with the successive publication of “Howl” (Allan Ginsberg), “On the Road” (Jack Kerouac) and “Naked Lunch” (William Burroughs), three books which are each a manifesto in itself.

A film by Jean-Jacques Lebel and Xavier Villetard
Directed by Xavier Villetard
Editing: Anne Klotz
Original music: Léo Mérie and Cezame Music Agency
Photography: Christopher Morley-Pegge and Olivier Petitjean

National Broadcaster : ARTE France

International Sales :
Globosat Brazil
TVP Kultura Poland
NRK Norway
YLE Finland
DR Denmark
Slovak TV Slovakia
Sky Italia
Czeska TV Czech Republic
Encuentro Argentina
RTP Portugal


Award for Best Essay - International Festival of Films on Art - Montreal (Canada)