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Documentary Tuesdays presents BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE

Documentary Tuesdays presents BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE

Showtimes

Tuesday, Jan 25
7:00pm
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Burroughs is a documentary portrait of a man who was willing to try everything, and who has so far survived everything. The one thing you miss in the film is the sound of laughter.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

One of the most intimate and intriguing portraits of the iconic author... This is no hagiography, with Burroughs captured at his inimitable best and cranky worst.

Kaleem Aftab, Independent (UK)

 

Like much of Burroughs' writing, the film has a shaggy dog tale quality, rambling along in a way which does not at first seem nearly as informative as it actually is, then bursting into moments of brilliant radicalism.

Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE
Director: 
Howard Brookner
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1983
Runtime: 
86 minutes

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director’s nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration.

Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughs’s including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.