ruth weiss, the beat goddess
In a life that has 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, she escaped to the United States as a 10-year-old refugee. ruth became a jazz troubadour, exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. This film documents weiss' gift to humanity and archives significant historical moments in our world's social and literary movements. As a contemporary of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac, she innovated in the fields of poetry and jazz. Legend Herb Caen dubbed ruth weiss as "The Goddess of the Beat Generation" because of her contribution to the culture of North Beach and the Bay Area poetry scene.


Director:  Melody C. Miller
Producers:  Elisabeth Montgomery, Jerry Heverly, Melody C. Miller
Cinematographer:  Melody C. Miller
Editors: Eric F. Martin, Melody C. Miller
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Runtime:  68 minutes