‘The Junky’s Christmas’


Then, Burroughs pulls a copy of his 1989 collection of short stories, Interzone off of a bookshelf and opens it to the piece called “The Junky’s Christmas.” As the black and white film cuts away to claymation, Burroughs begins to narrate the sad story of Danny, a heroin addicted hustler who finds himself being let out of New York City jail cell on Christmas morning with no cash and no immediate source for his much needed fix. Now we’re in familiar Burroughs territory.


via ‘The Junky’s Christmas’: The William S. Burroughs short film presented by Francis Ford Coppola | Dangerous Minds.


 

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