Oct. 22-24 Film: ‘William S. Burroughs: A Man Within’

| October 21, 2010

The Webster University Film Series this weekend features William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants.

Time: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 23 and 24
Location: Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall

Click through for more information about this film, admission and the Webster University Film Series.

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (Yony Leyser, 2010, USA, 90 min.)

Interviews in the film include John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg.

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. Peter Weller narrates the film, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950’s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of, arguably, one of the greatest authors of all time.

For more information please visit www.williamsburroughsthemovie.com or www.webster.edu/filmseries

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors, students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted.  All films screened in Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., unless noted.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission; the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis; and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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