Pull My Daisy w/Q&A | On the Road

  • IU Cinema
  • October 14, 2022
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Free but ticketed

Loosely based on the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play Beat Generation with improvisational narration by Kerouac himself, Pull My Daisy features Beat writers Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Peter Orlovsky; musician David Amram; artists Larry Rivers and Alice Neel; and French actress Delphine Seyrig. The story is based on an incident from the life of Beat Generation figure Neal Cassady, but is reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times as well as a brakeman invites a very stodgy bishop and his wife to dinner—only to have his bohemian friends crash the party. Great jazz score by David Amram and wonderful photography by Robert Frank, whose renowned book The Americans had just been released (1958) by Delpire Press in France. [30 mins; short; English] A Q&A with special guests (to be announced) will follow the screening.

Pull My Daisy w/Q&A | On the Road