"A multimedia epic about time--the invention of the second, the beating of a heart, the story of humans connecting through time to each other and to the world. An evocative fairy tale with a steampunk heart, TOC is a breath-taking visual novel, an assemblage of text, film, music, photography, the spoken word, animation, and painting. It is the story of a man who digs a hole so deep he can hear the past, a woman who climbs a ladder so high she can see the future, as well as others trapped in the clockless, timeless time of a surgery waiting room: God's time. Theirs is an imagined history of people who are fixed in the past, those who have no word for the future, and those who live out their days oblivious to both. A new media hybrid, TOC re-imagines what the book is and can be"--Publisher website.
Looks at the life and career of the popular American science fiction writer
William Burroughs : the culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America "Naked Lunch." This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in the 1950s and '60s.
"A multi-layered work featuring animation, archival footage and interviews with the likes of William Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann and Richard Hell, Who's afraid of Kathy Acker by Austrian artist Barbara Caspar and co-produced by Annette Pisacane (Nico Icon) and Markus Fischer, is a thoughtful and creative film biography/essay on the late outlaw writer and punk icon, whose formally inventive novels, published from the '70s through the mid-90s, challenged assumptions about gender roles, sexuality, and the literary canon."
The making of the life and times of Allen Ginsberg, Ginsberg reading selected poems, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at Jack Kerouac's grave, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg at Naropa University, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg at City Lights book store, the making of the music video "A ballad of the skeletons", Ginsberg guides us through an exhibition of his photographs, excerpts from Scenes from Allen's last three days on earth as a spirit by Jonas Mekas, Ginsberg's photo gallery, director's photo gallery, original theatrical trailer, memorial for Allen Ginsberg.