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Naked Lunch party to raise funds for Burroughs doc

William Burroughs' controversial and groundbreaking novel The Naked Lunch hits its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate that fact, and raise funds for Yony Leyser's upcoming doc William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, a party will be held at Chicago's Th!nkArt Salon on August 28. Guests will include actor Peter Weller (who starred in the 1991 film adaptation of the novel), performance artist Penny Arcade, Hal Willner, and poets John Giorno and Anne Waldman among others. For more information, go to www.cimmfest.org.
August 19, 2009

William Burroughs’ controversial and groundbreaking novel The Naked Lunch hits its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate that fact, and raise funds for Yony Leyser’s upcoming doc William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, a party will be held at Chicago’s Th!nkArt Salon on August 28. Guests will include actor Peter Weller (who starred in the 1991 film adaptation of the novel), performance artist Penny Arcade, Hal Willner, and poets John Giorno and Anne Waldman among others. For more information, go to www.cimmfest.org.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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