Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess
movie

Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess

Director: Melody C. Miller

Year: 2019

Plot: In a life that has spanned 92 creative years, ruth weiss is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation. Born to a Jewish family during the rise of Nazism, as a 10-year-old refugee, she escaped to the United States. ruth became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In the 1950s, she opened up and organized the first poetry readings in North Beach cafes and bars, giving a platform to many poets. The film further highlights ruth weiss' electrifying and intimate poetry with breathtaking images of exquisite modern dance, art, animation, and music to embody her oeuvre. This film documents not only weiss' gift to humanity but archives significant historical moments in our world's social and literary movements. As a contemporary of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac, she innovated poetry to jazz. Legend Herb Caen dubbed ruth weiss as "The Goddess of the Beat Generation" because of her contribution to the culture of North Beach and the Bay Area poetry scene.
Original Title: Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess
Director: Melody C. Miller
Producer: Melody C. Miller , Elisabeth P. Montgomery , Jerry Heverly
Type: movie
Year: 2019
Genres: Documentary
Cast: Ida Nowakowska , Brennan Wall , Brenda Knight , Ruth Weiss , Jerry Cimino , Hal Davis , Rent Romus , Doug O'Connor , Michael Shayne , Isabel Tsui , Janet DeBar , Marilyn Kriegel , Daniel Nicoletta
Runtimes: 70
Countries: United States
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 16 Oct 2019 (USA)
Rating: 8.3
Votes: 20
Year: 2019
Akas: Ruth Weiss: the Beat Goddess (United States)
Cinematographer: Melody C. Miller
Producer: Melody C. Miller , Elisabeth P. Montgomery , Jerry Heverly
Composer: Stephen A. Spies
Editor: Eric F. Martin , Melody C. Miller
Editorial Department: Jason Knutzen
Sound Crew: Bill Jackson
Miscellaneous Crew: Bruce Nahin , Nate'Eya Kahsai , Jeremy Snowden , Sasha Green , Mandi Brooksbank
Other Companies: EPEC Media Group
Animation Department: Ketzi Rivera , Bijiao Liu
Camera and Electrical Department: Jason Knutzen , Ragland Williamson , Minmin Tsai
Videos: Video 1