Writer, icon and heroine of our documentary, Carolyn Cassady, passed away on September 20th in a hospital near her home in Bracknell, England. Ms. Cassady lapsed into a coma after an emergency appendectomy. She was 90 years old.
Our warmest thoughts go to Carolyns family and friends, her children, John, Jami and Cathy as well as her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
About the film
They say behind every great man is a great woman. Carolyn Cassady was behind two. Wife of beatnik icon Neal Cassady and lover-muse of Jack Kerouac, Carolyn saw her life story and the memory of the men she loved hijacked by mythmakers. Love Always, Carolyn is the intimate, graceful portrait of a patient matriarch who could never escape the constant wake of her husband’s epic misadventures. [Watch trailer]
Love Always, Carolyn is a feature documentary by Malin Korkeasalo and Maria Ramström. The film had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (New York) and Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) in May 2011. Producers are Margarete Jangård and Fredrik Gertten from the production company WG Film, known for previous productions such as BANANAS!* (2009) and co-productions Burma VJ (2008).
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