What Happened to Kerouac

  |  Book Tickets: 20/07/1987
  |  Buy to Own: 01/10/2012
  |  96 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Documentary that examines the life and work of the late US author, Jack Kerouac. Kerouac is best known for his novel 'On the Road', a heavily autobiographical account of his travels across America that is credited with playing a part in spawning the counter-culture of the 1960s. Part of the appeal of the novel to younger readers was its unashamed account of a life lived to the point of excess and it was Kerouac's long-standing abuse of alcohol that led to his death in 1969 at the age of 47. The documentary includes contributions from a number of people who were close to Kerouac and the author's famous appearances on TV shows hosted by Steve Allen and William F. Buckley.