Dir: Yony Leyser
USA / 2010 / 90 mins
Print Source: Madman Entertainment
Examining the life of cult author, artist and beat icon William Burroughs, this film unearths numerous previously unseen archival films, including home movies, featuring Burroughs in conversation with the likes of Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg. The film also features commentary and interviews from the beat author’s closest friends and artistic collaborators including James Grauerholz, Patti Smith, Re/Search’s V Vale, performer Laurie Anderson, author Victor Brockris, poets Diane DiPrima and Amirir Baraka, filmmakers Gus Van Sant, John Waters and David Cronenberg, and musicans Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Genesis P-Orridge and Jello Biafra, among others.
Examining the author’s life and work, the film also looks at the death of his wife, his sexuality, drug addiction, relationship to his son and role as an artist.
A powerful film that examines the person behind the work.
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