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Film Screening - Burroughs: The Movie (1983)

In 1976, William Burroughs, fellow poet, and friend of John Giorno, moved into the Bunker, a former locker room of the old YMCA and future home of Giorno Poetry Systems.  A bedroom was constructed for Burroughs in the space and remains intact today. In honor of Burroughs’ legacy at The Bunker and 222 Bowery, and as an important contributor and collaborator of Giorno Poetry Systems, we are pleased to announce the screening of the film Burroughs: The Movie (1983) directed by the late Howard Brookner. After Brookner’s death from AIDS in 1989, Giorno personally safeguarded the film, housing it at 222 Bowery until it was restored by Brookner’s nephew, Aaron Brookner, and distributed by Criterion and Janus Films in 2011. The film includes appearances by Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith and Terry Southern.

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