Trailer: Big Sur, the Film

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This month, playing at The San Francisco International Film Festival is Big Sur, a film based on the 1962 autobiographical novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac.

The novel’s a classic, one that City Lights staff member Don calls, “An interesting biography of what happens when fame and age taint the dream of being ‘on the road’ in the life of this aspiring poet. The book details Kerouac’s descent into alcoholism and hope for salvation. I think this is one of his greatest, most truthful novels.”

Here’s the beautifully stylized trailer for Michael Polish’s adaptation, set to The Flamingos’ timeless “I Only Have Eyes for You.” What do you think?

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