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Summary: 1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of Beat writing that produced some of the most important works of the Beat generation. It came to be known as the Beat Hotel. Alan Govenar's feature documentary The Beat Hotel explores this amazing place and time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2012

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Summary: Explores the life of Brion Gysin, inventor of a hypnotic light device called the Dreammachine, which was intended to induce hallucinations and transform consciousness. Nik Sheehan interviews some of the '60s counter-culture's most eccentric icons including Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithful and Marcus boon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alive Mind. 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FLI

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