The film investigates the life of legendary beat author and American icon, William S. Burroughs. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the percussions of neglecting his son.
Kill Your Idols movie trailer - starring Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Suicide, LIARS, A.R.E. Weapons, Black Dice. Directed by Scott Crary. Theatrical Release Date: 7/7/2006
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A vibrant portrait of a Beat Generation icon, WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN explores the brilliant and troubled world of one of our greatest authors. Featuring archival footage of Burroughs, as well as interviews with confidants such as John Waters, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, the film, set to a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth, shows how Burroughs spawned a countercultural movement.
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