WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN

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WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN

Yony Leyser
USA, 2010
Documentaries, 87min, OF

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN

Yony Leyser
USA, 2010
Documentaries, 87min, OF

Cast: 
William S. Burroughs
Allen Ginsberg
Andy Warhol
David Cronenberg
Gus Van Sant
Iggy Pop
John Waters
Laurie Anderson
Lee Ranaldo
Patti Smith
Cast: 
Animation
Aimee Goguen
Animation
Dillon Markey
Stimme
Peter Weller
Screenplay: 
Yony Leyser
Sound: 
Andy Wenrich
Camera: 
Eric Burton
Editor: 
Ilko Davidov
Composer: 
Lee Ranaldo und Thurst Moore (Sonic Youth)
Lee Ranaldo
The Master Musicians of Jajouka
Devin McNulty
Patti Smith
Jesse Smith
Oroku
Wilderness Road

Production: 
BulletProof Film, Yonilizer Productions
World Sales: 
Cat&Docs
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

Back in 2005, when I was 21-years-old, I got my hands on a nice video camera and decided to make a documentary about William S. Burroughs. After being kicked out of film school in Los Angeles, I moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where Burroughs spent the last years of his life, and began investigating and filming. My curiosity and enthusiasm – along with the help of some friends – allowed me to finish the film on a budget with little financial help, four years later it had become the actualized project it is now.
The support from his friends has been remarkable: They all referred one another. The photographer Marcia Resnick introduced me to John Waters, Beat Poet Charlie Plymell introduced me to Sonic Youth, Peter Weller introduced me to David Cronenberg, etc. I think people were in part shocked by my passion and drilling questions. They were like, it is pretty wild this kid in his early 20’s has pulled this all off so far. We might as well help him further. The public’s “will” to spread William S. Burroughs’ ideas is incredible – what a force.

]]>William S. Burroughs: A Man Within]]> will be screened together with Vic Chesnutt – Warm – A Take Away Show.