Burroughs at 100: William S. Burroughs Films | City Lights Bookstore
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
City Lights Bookstore will host a screening of the William S. Burrough’s films Towers Open Fire, The Cut-Ups, and Bill and Tony with commentary by Mindaugis Bagdon at 8 pm on Monday, February 3, 2014.
In the early sixties, William S. Burroughs, the artist Brion Gysin, and filmmaker Anthony Balch met at the Beat Hotel in Paris, and an alembic of creativity was unleashed that has for years achieved acclaim, primarily in avante garde circles, but whose influence was felt in everything from the world of advertising to rock videos and beyond. Burroughs was interested in the ways that the ideas and themes in his books could be explored on film.
Mindaugis Bagdon is an independent filmmaker and film historian living in the Bay Area. He knew William S. Burroughs personally.
This event is part City Lights’ celebration of the 100th Birth Day of William S Burroughs.
It is followed by a second event, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8 pm with Burroughs biographer Barry Miles in conversation with V Vale in the Lecture Hall at the San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
A third event will cap off the festivities on Sunday, February 9, 2014, 5 pm at City Lights Bookstore with local authors and Burroughs afficionados reading from and discussing his work.
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