Road Scholar

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Andrei Codrescu; Director: Roger Weisberg; MPAA Rating: Unrated

National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu rents an old red Cadillac and does the Kerouac thing in Road Scholar. Along the way, he communes with the Statue of Liberty (contrasting it with a gigantic Stalin effigy equipped with an electrified pigeon shield, which was consequently surrounded by dead birds), a band of crack-addicted Haitian squatters who turn out to be true patriots, and a few too many New Age crystalheads. With this droll Transylvanian-born Jewish poet behind the wheel, most of the stopovers are worth the trip. B

Originally posted August 11 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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