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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Details


The curious life of controversial avant-garde author and Beat poet [[Performer~P9766~William S. Burroughs~williamsburroughs]] serves as the subject of this documentary from Chicago-based filmmaker [[Performer~P646957~Yony Leyser~yonyleyser]]. A gay drug addict who shot to infamy with his unguarded look at the drug and queer cultures, [[Performer~P9766~Burroughs~williamsburroughs]] made headlines when he shot his wife in Mexico City, and achieved infamy when his groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch was banned in the U.S. [[Performer~P86249~David Cronenberg~davidcronenberg]], [[Performer~P218832~John Waters~johnwaters]], [[Performer~P270058~Genesis P-Orridge~genesisporridge]], [[Performer~P211306~Patty Smith~pattysmith]], [[Performer~P115102~Gus Van Sant~gusvansant]], [[Performer~P79627~Laurie Anderson~laurieanderson]], and other celebrities/artists influenced by [[Performer~P9766~Burroughs~williamsburroughs]]' surreal body of work weigh in on why his influence today is still as strong as it was when he was in peak form. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 5, 2010