William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

A film by Yony Leyser

A feature-length independent documentary by Chicago Director Yony Leyser. It is the first and only posthumous documentary about this legendary figure.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is a probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.

Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950’s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time.

 

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Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
10:30am
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011
10:30am
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011
8:45pm
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011
8:45pm · 6:45pm · 4:30pm
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011
8:45pm · 6:45pm · 4:30pm
Monday, Jan 24, 2011
8:45pm · 6:45pm · 4:30pm
Sunday, Jan 23, 2011
8:45pm · 6:45pm · 4:30pm · 2:35pm · 12:40pm
Saturday, Jan 22, 2011
8:45pm · 6:45pm · 4:30pm · 2:35pm · 12:40pm
Friday, Jan 21, 2011
7:00pm · 4:29pm · 2:35pm · 12:40pm

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