Heart Beat (1980)

One of the few films to deal, even in a fictional way with Jack Kerouac and the Beat movement of the ‘50s, this film is based on Carolyn Cassady’s memoir about her relationships with Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Alan Ginsberg. The story spans the periods of the late ‘40s to the late ‘60s, from the hip clubs of San Francisco to the staid suburbs of Los Angeles. Directed by John Byrum, Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek play the leads in this film. 111 minutes.

Sun., March 30, 2 p.m., 2008