ruth weiss, the beat goddess

Main Slate Documentary (Feature)

A film about an extraordinary woman, "The Goddess of the Beat Generation", ruth weiss. In a life that has spanned 90 creative years, escaping the Nazis with her family in Vienna ruth became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. She has overcome the unimaginable. Known around the world, ruth weiss continues to this day to perform her poetry.

Inspired by her work this documentary uses poetic imagery through dance, art, animation, and music to embody her oeuvre.

Note: weiss spells her name in lowercase as a symbolic protest against "law and order," since all nouns are capitalized in her birthplace of Germany.

The film has English, Italian, German, and Mandarin subtitles. If you wish to see the film in different language subtitles please email us.

Apr 1st @ 2:45 pm @ Hollywood Regal #7 (119)
Apr 3rd @ 11:00 am @ Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
  • Runtime:
    85 minutes
  • Language:
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Melody C. Miller
  • Cast:
    ruth weiss, Daniel Nicoletta, Brenda Knight, Ida Nowakowska
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