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S12: William S. Burroughs: A Man Within: "Godfather of Punk"

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An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Burroughs's friends and colleagues remember the public persona and the private man.

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About the Film

Learn more about this legendary beat author and American icon.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters

Watch this film up to June 5th.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters

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S18 Ep17: Forever Pure

Watch this film up to May 28th.

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S18 Ep17: Forever Pure

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S15 Ep3: Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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S15 Ep3: Indian Relay

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S18 Ep20: Real Boy - "A Boy with the Wrong Body Parts" - Cli

Real Boy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 19, 2017.

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S18 Ep20: Real Boy - "A Boy with the Wrong Body Parts" - Cli

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S18 Ep20: Real Boy - Bennett's Gender Reassignment Surgery -

Real Boy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 19, 2017.

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - My "I Don't Kill People" Pills -

Farmer/Veteran premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 29, 2017.

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - My "I Don't Kill People" Pills -

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - Shellshock Then and Now - Clip

Farmer/Veteran premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 29, 2017.

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - Shellshock Then and Now - Clip

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Jarad's Victim Speaks - Cl

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Juan's Unrequited Crush -

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Juvenile Prisoners Write F

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Juvenile Prisoners Write F

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Forever Pure - "We Have Arabs in Our Team?" - Clip

Forever Pure premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Forever Pure - "We Have Arabs in Our Team?" - Clip

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Independent Lens

S18 Ep20: Real Boy - Trailer

Real Boy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 19, 2017.

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S18 Ep20: Real Boy - Trailer

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - Trailer

Farmer/Veteran premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 29, 2017.

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S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran - Trailer

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

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Forever Pure - Trailer

Forever Pure premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Forever Pure - Trailer

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