Carolyn Cassady is a published author, but her greatest literary fame has sprung from her personal life, not her own writings -- Cassady was the wife of Neal Cassady, the Beat-era icon who was the inspiration for the character of Dean Moriarity in Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road, and she was also one of Kerouac's lovers. Carolyn Cassady lives a quiet life today, but is still the subject of intense curiosity among scholars of Beat literature who revere the two men she loved, even though she insists the image they're fascinated with doesn't reflect the often difficult realities of living with Neal and Jack. Filmmakers Maria Ramstrom and Malin Korkeasalo offer a profile of Carolyn as she deals with her small degree of fame and the myths that has sprung up around the lives of Neal and Jack, along with the problems of constantly revisiting a painful period in her life, in the documentary Love Always, Carolyn. The film also features Carolyn reading unpublished letters from Neal and interviews with her son John, who has his own complex relationship with his father's legacy. Love Always, Carolyn was an official selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
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