Based on the 1962 novel by American literary icon Jack Kerouac, Big Sur recounts the events surrounding Kerouac's three brief sojourns to a cabin in Bixby Canyon, Big Sur, owned by Kerouac's friend and fellow Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
The movie depicts Kerouac's mental and physical deterioration. Kerouac is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public, and is battling with advanced alcoholism. He seeks respite first in solitude in the Big Sur cabin, then in a relationship with Billie, the mistress of his longtime friend Neal Cassady. Kerouac initially finds solace in the Big Sur wilderness, but is driven by loneliness to return to the city, and resumes drinking heavily. Kerouac's inner turmoil culminates in his nervous breakdown during his third journey to Big Sur, which serves as his farewell to the beat generation.
Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Anthony Edwards
Screenplay: Michael Polish, Original von / by: Jack Kerouac
Director of Photography: M. David Mullen (ASC)
Film Editor: Robert Frazen (ACE), Geraud Brisson
Composer: Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Kubilay Üner
Production Designer: Max Biscoe
Costume Design: Bic Owen
Producer: Orian Williams
Production Company: 3311 Productions
Co-Producer: Ross Jacobson, Adam Kassen, Michael Polish
World Sales: Visit Films
Director: Michael Polish