Breakin’ The Rules,

a 102-minute documentary film, is a cineastic journey through time that leads the viewer through 50 years of American counterculture. The film bops its way through New York’s Jazz clubs of the '40s, tours the country with Jack Kerouac and the founding members of the Beat Generation, dreams with Martin Luther King of a better world, grooves along during the Summer of Love and joins in to celebrate the first HipHop block parties in the Bronx.

Rarely discussed, yet crucial to the counterculture movements as a binding link, is the element of commercialization. Breakin’ The Rules explores how the market adopts the codes and values of countercultures to make them popular.