2:00 pm

Jim Sampas – “Celebrating Kerouac in Film and World”

Lowell native Jim Sampas is the founder of Reimagine Studios. Among his numerous film and recording projects are several that relate to the life and work of Jack Kerouac. They include the audio CD set of Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake, and the widely acclaimed documentary One Fast Move or I’m Gone which highlights Kerouac’s experience at California’s Big Sur and the novel of the same name. Jim was also a part of the production team for the soon to be released movie Big Sur, also based on the Kerouac novel. Another current project is his tribute, Kerouac—Joy, Kicks, Darkness. Jim’s work has gained him the citation by the Los Angeles Times as “The thinking man’s producer who has a reputation for sticking out of the pack.”