Heavy Petting movie trailer - starring Sandra Bernhard, David Byrne, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs. Directed by Obie Benz. Genre: Documentary
The film investigates the life of legendary beat author and American icon, William S. Burroughs. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the percussions of neglecting his son.
Performance artist and Glen Ellyn native Laurie Anderson tells us about her latest work, her third Grammy nomination and life with husband, Lou Reed.
Laurie Anderson is an experimental musician, composer, performance artist and artist whose embrace of technology has been a defining aspect of her extraordinary career.
This week on Overheard, a look back on some of the best moments of Season Three with Gloria Steinem, Newt Gingrich, Sonia Sotomayor, Laurie Anderson, and Fred Armisen. Plus, Evan shares some things you might have missed if you weren't in the studio.
What can be said about ... nothing? Plenty. Invited by New York's Rubin Museum, a museum of ideas, some of the world's most active minds came to discuss a concept central to countless works of art, philosophy, science, and spirituality. With neurologist Oliver Sacks, filmmaker Ken Burns, performance artist Laurie Anderson, theater director Peter Sellars, actress Fiona Shaw, and other big thinkers.
Before Night Falls -- Open-ended Trailer from Fine Line
Before Night Falls -- Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem stars as the Cuban poet and novelist, Reynaldo Arenas, who was persecuted for his creative beliefs and his homosexuality before finally being allowed to leave Cuba in 1980 .
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within -- A vibrant portrait of a Beat Generation icon, WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN explores the brilliant and troubled world of one of our greatest authors. Featuring archival footage of Burroughs, as well as interviews with confidants such as John Waters, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, the film, set to a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth, shows how Burroughs spawned a countercultural movement.
Tommy, Angelica, Chucky, Phil, and Lil get lost while going on vacationn now they must find their way back home.
Before Night Falls movie trailer - starring Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Michael Wincott, Olivier Martinez, Hector Babenco. Genre: Drama
Heavy Petting movie trailer - starring Sandra Bernhard, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, David Byrne. Directed by Obie Benz. Genre: Documentary
Artists explore the idea of place by questioning commonly held assumptions about land, home and national identity. Featuring artists Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, and Pepon Osorio, with an introduction by Laurie Anderson.
In 1861, Brooklyn was a cultural backwater, dwarfed by the artistic achievements of its wealthy neighbor across the East River. The establishment of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, however, began to put the borough on the map. TFF alum Michael Sl dek's (Con Artist) lovingly crafted documentary takes us through BAM's colorful history and behind the scenes at the nation's oldest performing arts center. Central to the story is the relentless determination and sharp vision of BAM's leaders, enabling survival in tough times and establishing the institution as a creative home for such greats as Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Merce Cunningham, and Mark Morris.
Weaving sharply rendered footage of recent BAM performances with 150 years' of stunning archival material and interviews with groundbreaking artists such as Laurie Anderson and Peter Brook, the film shows that BAM's years were not always easy, but are a testament to the power and stamina of the institution that launched Brooklyn as a cultural mecca.
The film features never before seen footage of William S. Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues including John Waters, Genesis P-Orridge, Laurie Anderson, Peter Weller, David Cronenberg, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Sonic Youth, Anne Waldman, George Condo, Hal Willner, James Grauerholz, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, V. Vale, David Ohle, Wayne Propst, Dr. William Ayers, Diane DiPrima, Penny Arcade, Donovan, Dean Ripa (the world's largest poisonous snake collector), and many others, with narration by actor Peter Weller.
The film investigates the life of legendary beat author and American icon, William S. Burroughs. Born the heir of the Burroughs adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the repercussions of neglecting his son. His novel, Naked Lunch, was one of the last books to be banned by the U.S. government. Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer testified on behalf of the book. The courts eventually overturned their decision in 1966, ruling that the book had important social
value. It remains one of the most recognized literary works of the 20th century.
William Burroughs was one of the first to cross the dangerous boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s, and write about his experiences. Eventually he was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come. However, his friends were left wondering, did William ever find happiness? This extremely personal documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time.
William S. Burroughs: A Man Withinis the first and only posthumous documentary about this legendary figure.
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