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 Yorks
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.