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Breaking The Rules - Across American Counterculture

Breaking The Rules - Across American Counterculture
Scene from "Breaking The Rules" (photo © David Sleek/NEUZEITFILM)

The history of counterculture has never been told in a cohesive way: neither in a form that appeals equally to all generations, nor has anyone explored the links between the different movements more intensively. Breaking The Rules aspires to close this gap.

Breaking The Rules is a cineastic journey through time across the history of American counterculture, from the Beat Generation in New York and San Francisco all the way to the beginnings of Hip Hop in the Bronx. Always searching for the key moments that gave each movement its name, the film travels from coast to coast, encountering important eye-witnesses of the times. Enhanced by a captivating soundtrack (including studio and concert performances by Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Janis Joplin and others), compelling snapshots and exclusive archive material, their stories make counterculture come alive once again.
Genre Art, History, Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2005
Director Marco Mueller
Screenplay Marco Mueller, Angie J. Koch
Cinematography Roland Breitschuh
Dietmar Deissler
Reinhard Besser
Cast Peter Fonda, Ray Manzarek, Wavy Gravy, Anne Waldman
Producer Angie J. Koch
Production Company NEUZEITFILM/Frankfurt, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE
Runtime 94 min
Format 16 mm, color
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Ghent 2005, Munich 2006
With backing from IBH FilmInvest

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