Ruth Weiss the Beat Goddess – Important Documentary
Director: Melody C Miller
Plot: In a life that spanned 92 creative years, Ruth Weiss is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation. Born to a Jewish family during the rise of Nazism, as a 10-year-old refugee, she escaped to the United States. ruth became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In the 1950s, she opened up and organized the first poetry readings in North Beach cafes and bars, giving a platform to many poets.
Runtime: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
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Thoughts on Ruth Weiss the Beat Goddess
Ruth Weiss the Beat Goddess takes a look at the life of the great innovative poet whose work spanned over half a century. We get to see Ruth’s early life, from her escape from Nazi Germany to her early life in America.
Seeing how her poetic nature drove her life. Always being a free spirit during an environment where it wasn’t accepted. Learning how Ruth Weiss defined a generation of poets with her new styles, paving the way for many other movements to take a stand.
This is an important documentary. Showing need to learn about the people that changed the way the world worked. Improving it with their own stamps. Helping people become better, more accepting.
Along the journey, we get to see other poets who have been inspired the work of Ruth. Telling the stories that help show how important she was. For the movement and creation in Beat Generation.
Final Thoughts – Ruth Weiss the Beat Goddess is an important documentary. One that will show the incredible woman’s ability to change the world.