Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage
of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin,
Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives and reminiscences are writers,
actors, and artists such as Joan Didion, Robert Redford, Nat Hentoff, Gay and
Nan Talesse, John Gregory Dunne, William F. Buckley and Calvin Trillin - all
part of the rich cultural and artistic scene of the time.