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Fri, Dec 12, 2014

BurroughsSpecial Engagements Archive

Burroughs: The Movie

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New Digital Restoration!

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

(1983) dir Howard Brookner w/William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsburg, Brion Gysin, Francis Bacon, Patti Smith, Terry Southern [90 min; DCP]
Effectively lost for over a decade, Howard Brookner’s wonderful, intimate film about the remarkable William S. Burroughs makes a triumphant return to the big screen with this new digital restoration. BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE remains the first and only film about Burroughs made with his complete cooperation and his humor and humanity are evident throughout, even while Brookner picks at the scabs of some sensitive moments in Burroughs’s life. BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE delves headfirst into the life of this counterculture icon.

“Bizarrely funny… Rarely is a documentary as well attuned to its subject as Howard Brookner’s BURROUGHS, which captures as much about the life, work and sensibility of its subject as its 86 minute format allows.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times

“A wonderful biography… It offers America in the 80s a refreshingly irreverent meditation on itself.” – Village Voice

“A unique cinematic artifact, a wholly transparent visual biography of a literary giant.” – Oleg Ivanov, Slant Magazine

“Watching ‘Burroughs: The Movie’ was like reading the journal, or rather, watching old home movies, of my spooky artistic uncle, now long-dead, who used to scare the dickens out of me at Thanksgiving dinner.” – Tom Roston, POV’s Doc Soup Blog

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Friday 12/12:

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE
at 5:00, 7:00 PM
NOVA EXPRESS
at 9:00 PM

Saturday 12/13:

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE
at 3:00, 5:00 PM (7:00 canceled)
NOVA EXPRESS
at 1:00 PM
NAKED LUNCH
at 10:00* PM (*time change)

Sunday 12/14:

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE
at 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 PM
NAKED LUNCH
at 12:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted.

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