William S Burroughs: A Man Within

William S Burroughs: A Man Within
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 14min

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Idolised as the godfather of the Beat Generation and the great American libertine, William S Burroughs led a life that recognised no boundaries. A Harvard graduate, gun fetishist, drug-addicted, cantankerous iconoclast, beguiled by the beauty of words and the pain of life, Burroughs was an inspiration to punk and grunge alike. Yony Leyser’s imaginative, labour of love documentary tries to get behind the Burroughs mask through the words and memories of admirers like John Waters and Iggy Pop, Burroughs’ last boyfriend Marcus Ewert, and rare interviews with the man himself in which he offers random thoughts on art, pain and the whole anguished experience of being alive. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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