Sun 19 | 6pm

in attendance of Yony Leyser

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is a probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.

Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950’s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists.  The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time.

about Yony Leyser:

Yony Leyser is a twenty-five-year-old filmmaker from Chicago, Illinois, and currently living in Berlin. He has directed several short films. After film school, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, and began his first feature film, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, about one of the most interesting icons of the 20th century. He also works as a curator, video artist and photographer, documenting people who are outside the mainstream of society. His photograph series have included Ida, a utopian transgender commune in Tennessee; Christiana, an anarchist village in Copenhagen; Kopi, Berlin’s largest squat, and naked bike rides in the US. His work has been shown in galleries and venues in Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Los Angeles.

90 min

Farewell Mix I

Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani IR  It’s Your Turn 2011 | World Premiere

Claudia Guilino DE  Stony Sleep 2011 | World Premiere

John Woods  CA Victor #5  2011 | World Premiere

Santiago Parres (EZO)  ES Sinecdoquanon   2011 |  World Premiere

Simon Ellis What About GB The Bodies  2002

Joe McClean and Sarju Patel  US How To Make David Lynch Film 2011

Sun 19 | 9pm

pictured: Tom Thumb by Nick Zedd

in attendance of Nick Zedd

“Nick Zedd makes violent, perverted art films from Hell- he’s my kind of director!” John Waters

Nick Zedd is the filmmaker, writer, painter, actor and political satirist who coined the term Cinema of Transgression, a movement he spearheaded in New York 25 years ago and whose reverberations are still being felt . Mr. Zedd employs shock value through xenomorphosis, a term he coined to describe what happens when the “domain wall of an alternate universe smashes your reality tunnel and neurological re-engineering occurs.” He currently lives in Mexico.

Farewell Mix II
Marc Dusseiller / Philipp H. CH  Haseznacht 30s 2006
Daina Krumings The Divine Miracle 1973, 5 min 50s
Faith Holland  US   RIP Geocities  2 min 31s  2011 | World Premiere
Hegle Pooja  IN Pop  15 min  57s 2010
Sandra Dollo and Ulrich Berthold /Sansculotte  DE  9 times  4 min 22s 2011