Director: Walter Salles
Writer(s): Jack Kerouac and Jose Rivera
Cast: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart
Awards: Won the National Board of Review award for Top Ten Independent Films
Running Time: 124 min
Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. Thirsting for freedom, the three young people head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.