William Burroughs and Brion Gysin - Destroy All Rational Thought

Destroy All Rational Thought

William Burroughs and Brion Gysin

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William Burroughs and Brion Gysin - Destroy All Rational Thought

Celebrating William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in Ireland

Featuring: William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Antony Balch, Moroccan Trance, Dreamachines, Master Musicians of Joujouka, Joe Ambrose, Hamri, Bill Laswell, Baby Snakes, Shabba Ranks, Brian Downey, Hakim Bey....

Destroy All Rational Thought features:

- one of the last interviews William Burroughs gave

- previously unseen vintage footage of Burroughs in his prime during the Fifties and early Sixties.

- The Master Musicians of Joujouka collaborating with avant garde Dublin musicians, veterans of the Tangier Beat Scene, and cutting edge writers.

- music from Bill Laswell, The Baby Snakes, plus contributions from Ira Cohen, Hakim Bey, Joe Ambrose, Antony Balch, Phauss, Felicity Mason, Daniel Figgis, Frank Rynne, Terry Wilson, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Ramuntcho Matta, and Agnes Bernelle.

Additional features:

- Director's Interview discussing Burroughs, Joujouka, and Gysin.

- William Burroughs Don't Play Guitar (exclusive mix) by Islamic Diggers.

- Slide show featuring paintings by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, plus texts by Burroughs, Terry Wilson, Brion Gysin, Ira Cohen, Anne Waldeman, Bill Laswell, Frank Rynne, Joe Ambrose.

Described by avant dance magazine The Wire as infamous, Destroy All Rational Thought is directed by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne who organized the Here to Go Show in Dublin. The movie documents that festival.

Year: 1993
Cert: E
Type: Colour
Duration: 75 mins