"The Source" by Chuck Workman

The Bunker, 222 Bowery
Official poster.

On Friday, August 4th, at 7pm, join us at the Bunker at 222 Bowery for a screening of Chuck Workman's extraordinary 1999 documentary THE SOURCE!


In this documentary, director Chuck Workman examines the lasting cultural significance of the Beats, focusing mainly on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. Along the way, these freethinking men became friends and associates, and their writing influenced numerous generations of questioning individuals. Workman combines interviews, TV clips, and archival footage in his film, in addition to dramatic readings by notable actors such as Johnny Depp.

"A stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary about the Beat generation and its legacy... spans from the exultant 1940s photo of the young friends of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs to the Jeopardy show on which contestants could win money by asking 'Who were the Beats?'" 'It's eternity all the time, so there's no point being nostalgic for eternity,' Ginsberg is heard saying. But that wisdom runs counter to the moving experience of watching this film unfold." -Janet Maslin, New York Times.

You don't want to miss this amazing event, part of a Workman retrospective by the Film-Makers' Cooperative in collaboration with the John Giorno Foundation. This screening will be held in the Bunker, William Burroughs' apartment, which has been preserved and maintained as an underground venue by Giorno!