Big Sur

Story: Based on a true story about a period in the life of author Jack Kerouac. It begins with his retreat to a cabin in Big Sur to escape the media attention he gained from his novel On The Road. Boredom took him back to San Francisco where he faced serious emotional and relationship struggles. He and his friends made subsequent trips to the Big Sur cabin as he wrestled with depression while trying to understand his place in the world.

Scenery: Filmed almost entirely in Big Sur and San Francisco. Big Sur scenes include Garrapata Beach, Rocky Creek and Rocky Creek Bridge, Highway 1 between Hurricane Hill and Point Sur (in one of these scenes the narrator says they're driving south, but shows their car driving north), a cabin in a redwood forest,  and miscellaneous coastal scenery. 

Also of local interest:  The movie was screened at Carmel's Sunset Center on October 13, 2013 during the Carmel Art & Film Festival, a few weeks before its general release on November 1st.


  • Director: Michael Polish
  • Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas


  • Year: 2013
  • Studio: 3311 Productions
  • Film: color (digital)
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Sound: N/A
  • Running time: 81 min 
  • MPAA Rating: R (for sex, nudity, language)


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.t

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