Oscilloscope picks up “William Burroughs: A Man Within”

Now for some more upbeat news. We’d been hearing rumors, but it’s now official that Oscilloscope Laboratories have picked up Yony Leyser’s William Burroughs documentary A Man Within. They plan a near simultaneous release (September) with Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl. Both films you’re no doubt somewhat familiar with if you’ve been following our blog, as it seems we mention them almost ad nauseum. All for a good reason, of course..

Oscilloscope nabs ‘Burroughs’ doc

Yony Leyser film about famed Beat writer

from Variety

By Gordon Cox

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up Yony Leyser’s docu “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” for a fall theatrical release.

DVD and digital distribution will follow, with the movie set for broadcast during the 2010-11 season as part of PBS series “Independent Lens.”

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