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The Beckoning Sea

USA, 1964 (MIFF 1965, Student Films)

Director: Stephen Kabak

Material for this student's thesis film is taken from an experimental collection stories entitled "The Beat Generation and The Angry Young Men". It is a capsule resume of the forces that a young man feels are oppressing him.

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