- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: July 5, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Fox Lorber
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
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- Additional Text: Production Credits
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Rolling Stone - 08/19/1999
"Chuck Workman's keenly observant documentary is a must-see chronicle of the forces behind the Beat Generation..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/17/1999
"...A lively weave..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 08/25/1999
"...A stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary....Indispensable viewing..."
Premiere - 09/01/1999
"...A wonderfully ambitious piece....For newcomers to the Beats, THE SOURCE makes an excellent primer..."
Box Office - 09/01/1999
"...Remarkably engaging....A comprehensive living history that is also hugely entertaining..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/15/1999
"...[A] graceful and poignant tribute to perhaps the three bravest cultural figures of the past 50 years..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/12/1999
"...Comprehensive and riveting....THE SOURCE travels a fascinating road populated by the personalities and ideologies of the Beat generation. It is a must see for anyone interested in the roots of rebellion in this country..."
The story of three young men who defined the "Beat Generation" in the mid '40s through poetry and prose. Jack Kerouac (Depp), Allen Ginsburg (Turturro), and William S. Burroughs (Hopper) are the subject of this insightful documentary by Chuck Workman (SUPERSTAR: The Life And Times Of Andy Warhol) who utilizes interview footage, feature film and television clips, performances of fellow beat artists, and dramatized readings to further examine the story of these cultural icons.