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Richard Lerner started making 16mm short films in the late sixties, worked on several successful commercial features in the seventies, and has been involved in documentaries since the mid-eighties.¬† His Beat Generation documentary, What Happened to Kerouac?, is widely acclaimed and has been distributed around the world.  Now available...A newly remastered What Happened to Kerouac? DVD with 17 bonus extras featuring rare and unseen footage of Abbie Hoffman, Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Steve Allen, Ann Charters, Michael McClure, Robert Creeley, Herbert Huncke, Carolyn Cassady, Paul Gleason, John Clellon Holmes, Edie Kerouac Parker, Jan Kerouac, William Buckley, and Father Spike Morissette.
His latest documentary Out of Europe is now available from Sisu Entertainment.

Out of Europe

Out of Europe (2010)
55 minutes
Digi-Beta Documentary

Distributed worldwide by Sisu Home Entertainment
What Happened To Kerouac

What Happened to Kerouac? (1987) (2012)
96 minutes
35mm Documentary Feature

North American DVD
Available for Purchase at Shout Factory

New Directors/New York Film Festival
Montreal Film Festival
San Francisco Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Rotterdam Film Festival
Denver Film Festival

The Cheerleaders DVD

Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1975)
88 minutes
35mm Feature

The Cheerleaders (1972)
81 minutes
35mm Feature
Distributed  by Cinemation

Stop Motion

Stop Motion (1970; re-edited 2002)
52 minutes
Filmmaker /16mm Experimental Film