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The Beat Hotel

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A cheap hotel set in Paris in the late 1950s became headquarters for some of the most influential names in modern poetry and prose. There, Allen Ginsberg found refuge after publishing his controversial masterpiece “Howl,” and was joined by William Burroughs, Ian Somerville, Peter Orlovsky, and other kings of the Beat Generation. Alan Govena directs. 2012. First Run Features (firstrunfeatures.com).—Nancy Ford

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