'A Man Within': A new documentary about William S. Burroughs

January 20, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The late writer is the subject of the new documentary 'William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.'

American icon William S. Burroughs, novelist of books like "Naked Lunch" and a self-proclaimed outlaw, is the subject of a new documentary, "William S. Burroughs: A Man Within."

The film has already attracted some impressive critical praise. Its Chicago run begins Friday at the Music Box Theatre. Leyser will hold a Q and A after the 8:00 p.m. screening on Friday and the 5:30 p.m. screening on Saturday.

To find out what drew filmmaker Yony Leyser to Burroughs, "Eight Forty-Eight's" Alison Cuddy sat down with him.

 

Th!nkArt Salon on North Paulina will celebrate the opening of its exhibit featuring the artistic works of William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg Thursday evening from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.