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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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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...more

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