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Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director’s nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughs’s including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.

  • New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film
  • Audio interview with director Howard Brookner from 1985, conducted by William S. Burroughs biographer Ted Morgan
  • New interview with Brookner’s nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film’s restoration
  • Rare outtakes
  • Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film’s restoration, featuring a Q&A with Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and Burroughs’s friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz
  • Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Luc Sante and collage artwork by artist Alison Mosshart

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director’s nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughs’s including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.

  • New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film
  • Audio interview with director Howard Brookner from 1985, conducted by William S. Burroughs biographer Ted Morgan
  • New interview with Brookner’s nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film’s restoration
  • Rare outtakes
  • Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film’s restoration, featuring a Q&A with Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and Burroughs’s friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz
  • Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Luc Sante and collage artwork by artist Alison Mosshart

Extras

  • New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film
  • Audio interview with director Howard Brookner from 1985, conducted by William S. Burroughs biographer Ted Morgan
  • New interview with Brookner’s nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film’s restoration
  • Rare outtakes
  • Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film’s restoration, featuring a Q&A with Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and Burroughs’s friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz
  • Thirty-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Luc Sante and collage artwork by artist Alison Mosshart

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050630076956
Catalogue Number CC2556BDUK
Product contents Single disc
Year 1983
Director Brookner, Howard
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Criterion Collection
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Sound English: LPCM Mono
Language(s) English
Running time 90 mins
Blu-ray region B

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