Anthology Film Archives


April 3 – April 6

WSB100 is downtown New York’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of William S. Burroughs, the iconic writer of NAKED LUNCH, QUEER, JUNKY, and many other legendary experimental works of American literature. Events will take place at Anthology, as well as at The Stone, CUNY Graduate Center, Incubator Arts, Issue Project Room, and The Poetry Project, and will include musical performances, public readings, academic panels, film screenings, multi-media, and performance art. Artists scheduled to appear include John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Lydia Lunch, Hal Willner, Bill Laswell, Kenneth Goldsmith, JG Thirlwell, Thurston Moore, Anne Waldman, Oliver Harris, Barry Miles, Steve Buscemi, and many more. Burroughs’s presence in the East Village in the late 1970s resulted in some amazing cross-pollination between artists working in literature, music, film, and other media, and WSB100 reflects this influence.

Anthology starts the month off by highlighting Burroughs’s diverse film presence, including his final public reading in 1995, some classic experimental shorts, TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (which Burroughs helped write), the 1960s Burroughs-narrated print of the silent-era witchcraft-themed feature HÄXAN, Andre Perkowski’s epic 3-hour adaptation of Burroughs’s novel THE NOVA EXPRESS, and more.

Organized in collaboration with James Ilgenfritz. Special thanks to Tom Huckabee, Andre Perkowski, Joel Bachar (Microcinema International), Brian Belovarac (Janus Films), Jessica Henderson (The Wylie Agency), and Jon Dieringer.

For more info regarding the full slate of WSB100 events, visit

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