{SCREENING} Burroughs: The Movie on 18/05/2017

 MAY: From William Burroughs to Uncle Howard 

From the enigmatic beatnik author William S. Burroughs to the equally intriguing director of the best movie ever made about him, Exile Room bids adieu to this year’s season with two brilliant portraits about life and death, art and the people who made it. This is a loving tribute to unconventional lives everywhere.

 Burroughs: The Movie (1983) 

Thursday 18/5 on 21:00 @ Exile Room 

Director: Howard Brookner / Country: USA / Duration: 86’

“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. It was begun in 1978 as Brookner’s senior thesis at NYU film school and then expanded into a feature which was completed 5 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.

Check out the trailer here  

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