April is really a very special month! Not only would it have been my parents 60th wedding anniversary on the 1st., it is also Carolyn's birthday on the 28th. Here's to you mom, let's raise a glass of bubbly all around.Much Love,Jami, Cathy and Johnny
Jami and I have been invited and are now involved in the 7th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival. This year the film, "One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur" will have it’s World Premier at the opening of the festival on May 9t, 2008 at the Del Mar Theater, Santa Cruz, Ca.
We hope you will join us at the Kick Off Party on April 11th at The Mill, 131 Front Street, Downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Jami and John will be there to great you! Please support and donate to this worthy venue. santacruzfilmfestival.com
Carolyn, John and Jami were asked to be a part of this project by the film makers, Tango Pix. If you visit our "archive" section for July 2007, you can see the pictures of our experience at Lawrence’s Big Sur cabin during the filming. Please visit: kerouacfilms.com.
One Fast Move Or I'm Gone : Kerouac's Big Sur
WORLD PREMIERE May 9 - 17, 2008
American novelist and poet, leading figurehead and spokesman of the Beat Generation. Kerouac's search for spiritual liberation produced his best known work, the autobiographical novel On the Road (1957). The first beat novel was based on Kerouac's travels across America with his friend Neal Cassady. Its importance was compared to Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises, generally seen as the testament of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Enter Big Sur. Big Sur was Jack Kerouac’s last major work that many critics and literary scholars site as his most intimate and introspective. One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur moves the audience along on a visceral ride of raw emotions and dramatic events on which the book is based.The story is told in several ways through the narrative arc of his own prose. First-hand accounts and recollections of Kerouac’s contemporaries, whom many of the characters in the book are based on such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Cassady and Michael McClure are interviewed. Reflections of artists, poets, actors and musicians who have been deeply influenced by Kerouac’s unique gifts like Tom Waits, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith and Donal Logue give their own interpretations of Kerouac’s cathartic writing style and fragile reality.
May 9 - 17, 2008
Tickets On Sale Wednesday. April 9
$9 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Students
Opening special screening, $20/$18
Film Festival Pass
All access to festival screenings, parties and events!
Festival Pass: $175, Seniors: $150, Students: $100
Passes available wherever tickets are sold and at the
venue box office during show times
Purchase online at Ticketweb.com
Advance tickets and passes available locally at:
Metro Santa Cruz
Monday-Friday 10 am - 5 pm
115 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz
Mom had a nice interview in a newspaper in England called: "Notes From The
Underground" (a free paper). March Edition. Her interview was by Will Orr-Ewing and
was recorded as a podcast. Tom Kingsley is the artists responsible for this cool
"Carolyn Cassady (b.1923) is closely associated with the so-called 'Beat Generation'
through her marriage to Neal Cassady and her close relationships with Jack Kerouac
and Allen Gins berg. Kerouac's On the Road is a partially autobiographical account of
their time traveling across mid-century America and has been almost universally
acclaimed as one of the defining novels of the 20th Century. It has also been seen as
the clearest expression of the Beat Generation's ideals, but Carolyn has a quite a
different take, both on the novel and the time that it describes." To read the complete
article, view a larger version of Tom Kingsley's graphic or listen to the podcast go to: www.notesfromtheunderground.co.uk
John was invited to Denver to plug a documentary called "Neal Cassady; The Denver Years" that mom and John had gone to film last year. The Denver Colorado Public Television (PBS) station (channel 12 ) is producing the film. Cathy and Jami will also be interviewed in the coming months.
John had a gig with Jerry Cimino (owner of The Beat Museum) at the UCSF Auditorium, Laurel Heights Conference Center March 11th. It was a great audience and John and Jerry did a reprise of their popular college tour show Beat Museum On Wheels.