“So many writers were drawn to [Cassady] as a symbol of freedom during a post-war society that relied on conservative values and keeping who you are under wraps,” says Heather Dalton, director of the as-yet-unfinished documentary Neal Cassady: The Denver Years. “Being that Cassady grew up in Depression-era Denver, on the skid row of Larimer Street, that kind of American ingenuity and drive for survival was instilled in him. Denver as a city personifies what Neal Cassady is as a man and an icon. The city goes hand in hand with his personality.”
Dalton will kick off a Kickstarter campaign for her documentary tonight at 8 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.3kingstavern.com.
Thu., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., 2012