James Caan: Will miss you old friend.                Johnny Depp Congratulations!                Ray Liotta: Rest in Peace good friend.                Peace and Love!                The 2022 Oscar Winners and Nominees                2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards: And the Winners are...                2022 Annual Oscar Nominees                Sidney Poitier: “One of Hollywood’s Greatest Legends.”                The Power of HOPE: One person can change the world by giving people HOPE! Washington, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. , Mandela, Mother Teresa, Malala                2021 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS                78th Venice International Film Festival                "Parallel Mothers" by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Penelope Cruz                Cannes: 2021 Film Winners                "PIG" Starring Nicolas Cage                Casanova, Last Love        

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch to distribute William S. Burroughs documentary


Hollywoodnews.com: You have to admire the decisions made by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the moderate-sized production company guided by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

The company just announced plans to release a documentary about famed Beat writer William S. Burroughs entitled “A Man Within.” The picture, directed by Yony Leyser, showcases a number of legendary music icons like Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo.

“Within” joins a stable of creatively challenging titles in the Oscilloscope library. Yauch and his team have taken chances on non-mainstream material and connected with features like “Wendy & Lucy” with Michelle Williams and documentaries like “Flow,” about our planet’s diminished water supply.

Yauch’s production company knows how to pick projects. It’s also learning how to get them in front of the right audience. “A Man Within” currently is playing festivals. Indiewire.com says it will have a limited theatrical run before moving on the U.S. television and DVD. You can see a trailer for the film here.

Burroughs passed away in 1997. He’s most famous for the novel “The Naked Lunch,” but had an impact on modern pop culture bv “performing” with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain on “‘The “Priest’ They Called Him” and appearing in U2’s 1997 video for “Last Night On Earth.”

At the very least, “A Man Within” could expose Burroughs to a larger, younger audience, much like “Gonzo” re-introduced Hunter S. Thompson to this jaded generation. Keep an eye on local listings to see if (and when) the Burroughs documentary plays your town.

Awards News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Hollywood News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

One Comment

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.