At a time when political activism is more important than ever, the air in New York City is filled with the sounds of subversive poetry, radical songwriting and calls for social change.

From poetry slams and open mics to subway platforms, basements, cafes, street demonstrations and political rallies, many hip young poets and songwriters are consciously following in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and other rebels of that era to use their music and spoken word poetry to challenge the status quo.

RENEGADE DREAMERS interweaves past and present as it provides a look into an artistic/political wave that is happening today - while also paying homage to the legacy of the Beat poets and political folksingers who helped start a movement.

With appearances by Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Wavy Gravy, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Maria Muldaur, Tom Paxton, the Weavers - and some of the best young artists you haven't yet heard of - this timely film is loaded with protest, history, music and poetry to create a documentary that champions what it means to be a renegade and dreamer in America.

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© 2019 Renegade Dreamers | Runtime 72 min.