As part of Dead Fingers Talk: The Tape Experiments of William S. Burroughs, IMT will be screening a documentary directed by Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen including never-before-seen footage of Burroughs’ visit to Denmark in 1983, and his later years in Lawrence, Kansas. ‘Words of Advice’ is an extraordinary document of William S. Burroughs in the 1980s, prompting the Danish Film Institute to award Rasmussen the Roos Award for “outstanding efforts in documentary filmmaking”.
In 1983, the counter culture icon and author of the cult classic Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs, traveled throughout Scandinavia making a series of personal appearances. Twenty years later, filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen Moller Rasmussen found never-before-seen footage of his Copenhagen visit and set out on the road to record new material, telling the story of the acclaimed author’s later work - especially what is known as The Last Trilogy - and his unique performance skills.
The result is Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road, a compelling portrait of one our most enigmatic public figures. Featuring: James Grauerholz, John Giorno, Hal Willner, Jennie Skerl, Ann Douglas, Regina Weinreich, and others. Music by: Bill Laswell/Material, Patti Smith, Islamic Diggers, and others.