The Third Mind Released: 2006 Director: William Tyler Smith Studio: Oglio Records Genre: Documentary Format: DVD Rating: Not Rated Run Time: 56 minutes
From Amazon.com: William Burroughs said that when two minds collaborate, a third mind is created. This is the third mind between the psychedelic and beat sensibilities of Manzarek and McClure. . . . With appearances by Alan Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, Ed Sanders, Lee Ranaldo,and Ann Waldman, "The Third Mind" DVD is a compelling primer on the impact of music on the Beat Generation.
The Basketball Diaires Released: 1995 Director: Scrott Kalvert Studio: Island Pictures Genre: Drama Format: VHS, DVD, Laserdisc Rating: R (Restricted) Run Time: 102 Minutes
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as "Jim" in this controversial, very loose
adaptation of Carroll's autobiography. Also features Mark Wahlberg
as "Mickey," James Madio as Pedro," Bruno Kirby as
"Swifty," Lorraine Bracco as Jim's mother, Ernie Hudson
as "Reggie," and Patrick McGaw as "Neutron."
Carroll makes a cameo appearance as "Frankie Pinewater."
Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart Released: 1998 Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Studio: Winstar Genre:Documentary Format: DVD Rating: Not Rated Run Time: 73 minutes
This outstanding PBS documentary explores the life, work, and influence of Lou Reed, with interviews from David Bowie, Patti Smith, John Cale, Thurston Moore, and many others. Jim Carroll features prominently among the interviewees -- he even gets the last laugh.
Poetry in Motion II Released: 1995 Director: Ron Mann Studio: Sphinx Productions Genre: Documentary Format: CD-ROM Rating: Not Rated
This sequel to Poetry in Motion is actually a CD-ROM (rather than a "video" or DVD). It offers performances by 24 artists. Those not included in the original film are Tom Clark, Spalding Gray, Bob Holman, Peter Orlovsky,
and Alice Notley, among others. Carroll reads "Work, Not Play" and talks
about following his idol Frank O'Hara through the streets of Manhattan.
Tuff Turf Released: 1985 Director: Fritz Kiersch Studio: New World Video / Starz / Anchor Bay Genre: Drama Format: DVD, VHS Rating: R (Restricted) Run Time: 111 minutes
typical 1980s high-school adventure-love story, the film stars James Spader, Kim Richards,
and Paul Mones. Carroll appears briefly, as himself, in a dance club scene in
which he performs (lip-syncing and playing air guitar--upside-down) "Voices"
and "It's Too Late." He has one speaking part between songs. "People
Who Died" serves as background music during a car scene.
Poetry in Motion Released: 1982 Director: Ron Mann Studio: Sphinx Productions / Home Vision Genre: Documentary Format: DVD, VHS Rating: Not Rated Run Time: 91 minutes
A brilliant documentary
featuring performances and commentary by Charles Bukowski, Amiri Baraka, Anne
Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, Michael McClure, John
Giorno, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and others. Carroll reads "Just Visiting,"
from The Book of Nods. The performances are also available on the album Life Is a Killer.
Gang of Souls Released: 1989 Director: Maria Beatty Studio: Bleu Production Genre:Documentary Format: DVD, VHS Rating: Not Rated Run Time: 60 minutes
provides insight into how and why these poets have chosen to be poets and how
they write their poetry. Contains interviews
with William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Faithfull, Jim Carroll, John
Giorno, Gregory Corso, Diane Diprima, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Henry Rollins,
Richard Hell and Lydia Lunch.
Jim Carroll at San Francisco State University
American Poetry Archives, 1974
Recorded live at San
Francisco State University
10 October 1974
video features a 24-year-old, long-haired Jim Carroll reading his earliest work.
It's a treasure. According to the catalogue, the reading includes "The Calypso
of Eucalypti," "A man is struggling...," "Sun heightens itself across my face...,"
"Coal sweep...," "For John Wieners," "Poem for Man," "Some Fears," "Andy's Daughters,"
"Home," "Working," "Kitten - Self Pity," "Poem for Edmund Joseph Berrigan," "A
Piano Solo at Carnegie Hall," "Living at the Movies," "Crossed Wires," "Leaving
New York City," "To a Poetess," "California Poem," "Midnight," "Prell," "Back
Home," "Love Story," "It doesn't matter...," "Chelsea May," "Savage Bubbles,"
"Paregoric Babies," "Highway Report," and "An Apple at Dawn."