See & Do

Film: Film Love

Fri., Jan. 30



Curator Andy Ditzler returns with Film Love No. 65 Fri., JAN. 30, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of beat literature icon William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch. The one-night exhibition MINUTES TO GO includes rare books, films and recordings of Burroughs in his heyday at the dilapidated 9 rue Git-le-Couer on France's Left Bank, aka the Beat Hotel, with accomplice and fellow artist Brion Gysin. During their time at the Beat Hotel, Burroughs and Gysin developed an artistic system that burrowed its way into writing, painting and filmmaking: the famous "cut-up" method, a haphazard slicing and rearrangement of phrases and words to create new sentences and meanings. Along with beat paraphernalia, Minutes to Go includes two short film screenings, "Towers Open Fire" and "The Cut-Ups," that employ the cut-up as well as Gysin's Dreamachine, a stroboscopic flicker device. $6 suggested donation. 8 p.m. 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. 404-522-0655.


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