2009 | The Naked Lunch 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Life & Times of William S. Burroughs

 

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Please join Academy Award Nominee Peter Weller for an evening of art, readings, happenings and performances to support the new documentary, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, directed by Yony Leyser. Featuring a rare exhibition of William S. Burroughs’ artwork with a special preview screening of the documentary trailer. (bio)

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday, August 28, 2009

TH!NKART SALON

1530 N. PAULINA, Suite F

Chicago, IL Map it!

  • Live music by Maya Jensen
  • Sumptuous cuisine catered by Chef David Leigh
  • Open bar serving Burroughs’ special elixirs

FEATURING:

  • Peter Weller, Star of David Cronenberg’s film Naked Lunch (1991)
  • Penny Arcade, Andy Warhol Superstar
  • Hal Willner, Musical Director, Saturday Night Live, recorded Burroughs’ Dead City Radio (1990)
  • James Grauerholz, William S. Burroughs’ Estate Executor
  • John Giorno, Poet, Giorno Poetry Systems
  • John Long, Author, Drugs and the Beats
  • Kurt Hemmer, Author, Encyclopedia of Beat Literature
  • Tony Trigilio, Author, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics
  • Dr. Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Davis Schneiderman, Editor, Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization

(More at www.burroughsthemovie.com/fundraiser>>)

AFTER PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC AT 9:30 PM:

Penny Arcade, David Daniell & Dough McCombs (Tortoise, Thrill Jockey, FPP), DJs, Open Bar, at

STOP SMILING Storefront
1371 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL

(Just around the corner from TH!NKART in Wicker Park–The spirit of William S. Burroughs will come to escort you over.)

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