William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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  • About the Film

    A sepia-toned portrait of the author in his 70s

    There is the myth, and then there is the man. William S. Burroughs was a larger-than-life character who exploded through the boundaries of buttoned-down culture to reconfigure the 20th century. But his friends, peers, and intimates knew the man behind the myth — a shy, socially awkward, and lonely man who struggled all his life for intimacy.

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  • Burroughs Quiz

    Think you know a lot about William S. Burroughs? We’ll see about that. We have compiled enough freakishly random questions about the man to make you lose your Naked Lunch.

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  • Filmmaker Interview

    Director Yony Leyser smiling, while holding a video camera on his shoulder.

    We sat down with Yony Leyser, the two-time film school dropout, to find out how he managed to make such an intimate film about a man he never met, and who died before Yony was old enough to drive.

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