The Psychotronic Film Society Presents: William S. Burroughs Movie Star!
Friday, Jan 25, 2013 7:30 PM CST
(6:30 PM Doors)
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
The Psychotronic Film Society, champion of the good, the bad and ugly of popular culture is proud to present WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: MOVIE STAR at Mayne Stage for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. This special event will feature special guest GRAHAM RAE from legendary film magazine FILM THREAT and currently noted film writer at realitystudio.org, the world's top Burroughs website. Rae will talk about the films and the period Burroughs lived in Chicago. Screening will be Burroughs short film TOWERS OPEN FIRE and BURROUGHS THE MOVIE.
The 1983 documentary BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE is an intimate, engaging, comprehensive portrait of the literary outlaw and has been out of print for over two decades and never screened before in Chicago, a city formative for El Hombre Invisible in his writing career.
The Mayne Stage will be screening this rare and important cinematic document on February 22nd, 2013, along with a weird and wild experimental short film that Burroughs made during the '50s with some artistic co-conspirators. This not-to-be-missed event will also include an overview of the writer's time in Chicago, as well as providing some context for the films to be screened, from noted film writer Graham Rae of the world's top Burroughs website. There will be two screenings, at 7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.