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Burroughs: The Movie

Spine #789



Release:
Dec 15, 2015
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Stereo
  • English subtitles

Burroughs: The Movie

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Howard Brookner
Licensor: Janus Films

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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.

Supplements
  • New interviews with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, and Tom DiCillo, as well as William S. Burroughs's friends and fellow writers James Grauerholz and Stewart Meyer
  • Rare outtakes
  • Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film's restoration
  • Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton Jr.
  • More!

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