Love Always, Carolyn (2011) Trailer
Carolyn Cassady has spent half her life fighting a losing battle for the truth. Her constant visitors don’t come to hear about her, but to soak up the Beat mythology surrounding her famous husband, Neal Cassady, and her even more famous lover, Jack Kerouac. She’s just written a book, Off the Road, to set the record straight and hopefully satisfy the Beat fans, collectors, journalists and filmmakers who hound her. The drug-fuelled, self-destructive shenanigans that forever enshrined the men she loved in American culture don’t fit the memories she still cherishes of Neal as a (sometimes) good husband and loving father to their three children. Her kids encourage her to commodify the memory of their truant father to help pay the bills. Between graceful drags on her long, slim cigarettes, ever elegant in pink lipstick and yellow rubber gloves, Carolyn negotiates her ambivalence with exacting self-awareness.