William Burroughs Birthday

William Burroughs on his Cabin Porch, Lone Star Lake,Lawrence Kansas, May 28,1991.photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate

We’ve featured some of this footage before – William S Burroughs’ Home Movies – but no matter. Here on the occasion of what would have been William Burroughs’ 99th birthday is the full feature – Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen’s 2007 documentary Words of Advice – William S Burroughs On The Road, featuring priceless documentation of his 1983 reading tour in Denmark, combined with other later Burroughs-in-Lawrence-Kansas footage, and contributions from James Grauerholz, John Giorno, Hal Willner, Jennie Skirl, Regina Weinreich and Ann Douglas. Graham Rae’s review in Reality Studio of the 2010 DVD release of the film is here, Greg Barbrick in Blogcritics reviews it here.
Happy 99th Birthday, William!

[2013 update – the full documentary is no longer available on You Tube but a trailer for the movie can be seen here]

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