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Restoration of the 1st feature documentary made about (and with) William S. Burroughs unavailable for decades.
Restoration of the only documentary made about and with William S. Burroughs. Now available as Bluray/DVD by Criterion Collection.
Restoration of the only documentary made about and with William S. Burroughs. Now available as Bluray/DVD by Criterion Collection.
283 backers pledged $21,360 to help bring this project to life.

Burroughs: The Movie directed by Howard Brookner

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Dear all,

The day to share a digital version has now arrived. Sorry we promised to send during September 2013 and it is two days late.

We have worked hard to remaster this film and it is finally possible to share a screener online for all of you who pledged for it. Today you should receive your personal digital screener to the email address you have provided. Please bear in mind in order to see the full HD splendour your monitor will need to have HD technology. If it doesn't you will see a great enhanced version that we hope you will nonetheless enjoy. It has been a very long road for us and we are happy to be able to share Howard Brookner's first long feature film with a selected audience who supported this project.

For those who pledged for the DVD we are preparing something super special that we will hopefully share with you on time in February 2014.

If anyone would like to access a digital screener please get in touch at same for those who have a digital screener and would like a DVD. 

We hope you enjoy the film, please watch soon and share your comments in our Facebook page or twitter account 

With gratitude,

Aaron Brookner and team

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    1. Aaron Brookner Creator on October 21, 2013

      Thank you Rhonda. Really proud to have delivered thanks to you and all our backers. We are super thrilled you already enjoyed it twice ;)
      Thank you for helping us make it happen!
      All best,

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      Rhonda Frost on October 17, 2013

      Congratulations in the remastering The Movie. Very eccentric guy Burroughs was and also a good story teller, although a simple person in a complex way. Valuable colletion of footage. This should be viewed at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco where the Beatnik generation was prevalent. Paula has been there! Proud to be a backer.
      Thanks for sending the link. Watched 2x throughly.

    3. Can Yalcinkaya on October 13, 2013

      Hi Aaron, oh, I'm sorry. I must have been confused. Thanks for the update.

    4. Aaron Brookner Creator on October 12, 2013

      Hi Can, your pledge did not include the digital screener. But the following items: Special edition DVD, film poster, T-shirt (already sent) + audio CD of never before heard conversations with William Burroughs made by Howard Brookner. Your delivery date is February 2014. If you would like to add a digital early screener please get in touch via email to Thank you for your support,

    5. Can Yalcinkaya on October 12, 2013

      Hi, I don't seem to have received a link either. I checked all my gmail folders, but it's not there. Could you send it to me again as well?

    6. Aaron Brookner Creator on October 7, 2013

      Hi Patrick, your screener was sent. Everyone has received it now. We will re-send today. Please do check the JUNK email and ALL MAIL of your gmail account. Otherwise please get in touch via email to

    7. Aaron Brookner Creator on October 6, 2013

      Hi Patrick,
      Please check your junk EMAIL and also your ALL MAIL as you have a gmail account. It may have come from Florencia Caputo or Pinball London. According to our records you were sent the screener on October 2nd 2013. Let me know if you have any luck on those folders otherwise we can re-send. Looking forward to hear from you. You can also email us on

    8. Patrick Kennedy on October 5, 2013

      Hi Aaron,

      I haven't received a link to the film either.



    9. Aaron Brookner Creator on October 4, 2013

      Hi Jeremy, thanks for the heads up, we just checked and yours was 1 of 4 others that did not go out. We are sending again now, and you should receive it soon. Thanks for your support.

    10. jeremy h. on October 4, 2013

      hi Aaron, has the link to the screener already been sent? I've not received an email yet, and have checked my spam folder as well.