In mid-Century USA, the work of Beat Generation writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and others not only helped revolutionize the literary world but also came to define a new social movement. Millions know of seminal works such as Kerouac’s “On the Road” and Ginsberg’s “Howl”, but the literary works of many Beat Generation women haven’t been recognized.
Melody C. Miller’s documentary Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess sheds new light on one of the era’s most creative and impressive Beat poets. This award-winning film is a tender tribute to the life and art of the beloved teal-haired pioneer who revolutionized and empowered the world of poetry to jazz during the 1950s.
Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess
Release date: 2019
Director: Melody C. Miller
Running time: 1h 8m
FRIEDAcommunity film & dinner
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A Salisbury steak with onion and mushroom gravy on buttered noodles
B Butternut squash, spinach, mac & cheese
C Banana cream pie OR stained glass gelatin molds
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This event is BYOB
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Date: Thursday, December 15
5:30 pm – Pre-film dinner
6:30 pm – Film screening
Format: at FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
Group Size: 25-30
Member Price: $20 per person (plus tax)
Guest Price: $30 per person (plus tax)
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Mask recommended during this event
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*Cancelation policy: Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded if a replacement is found. FRIEDA may cancel this event for any reason, including a statewide or federal mandate. In this case, you will receive a full refund within 2 business days.
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