Burroughs: The Movie

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Burroughs: The Movie

Howard Brookner
USA/GB, 1983, 2014
Documentaries, 90min, OF

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Burroughs: The Movie

Howard Brookner
USA/GB, 1983, 2014
Documentaries, 90min, OF

Cast: 
William S. Burroughs
Lauren Hutton
Patti Smith
Allen Ginsberg
Terry Southern
Jackie Curtis
Brion Gysin
John Giorno
Francis Bacon
Sound: 
Jim Jarmusch
Amit Bose
Dean Humphreys
Camera: 
Tom Dicillo
James Lebovitz
Mike Southon
Editor: 
Scott Vickrey
Ben Morris
Production: 
Howard Brookner, BBC Arena Pinball London, Citifilmworks, Criterion Collection, Janus Films
World Sales: 
Janus Films
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE explores the life and times of controversial “Naked Lunch” author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the development of Burroughs’ unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies. BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs. The film was directed by the late Howard Brookner, begun in 1978 as Brookner’s senior thesis at NYU film school before expanding into a feature completed five years later in 1983. Sound was recorded by Jim Jarmusch, and the film was shot by Tom DiCillo, fellow NYU classmates and both very close friends of Brookner’s.

In the presence of Aaron Brookner (Producer) and Paula Vaccaro (Producer).