Latest Titles With John Giorno


1. Uncle Howard (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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73 Metascore

Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William Burroughs' bunker... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Brookner | Stars: Aaron Brookner, John Giorno, Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo

Votes: 141

2. Mugshot (2014)

52 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.4
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A documentary investigating the cultural significance of the mug shot.

Director: Dennis Mohr | Stars: Salvatore J. Pennica, Isaac Cornetti, Karl E. Knudsen, Steve Dunn

Votes: 54

3. Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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'Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open' tells the story of writer and composer Paul Bowles and his wife Jane. They married in New York in 1937, and although they both had homosexual ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Young | Stars: Paul Bowles, Skiredj Bachir, Roland Beaufre, Bernardo Bertolucci

Votes: 27

4. The Hour (2004– )
Episode: Episode #8.103 (2012)

Comedy, Music, News

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Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Annie Clark, Wendy Crewson, Mark S. Doss

5. VERSE, a Murder Mystery (2011– )

60 min | Mystery

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When a young poet discovers a lost manuscript, he is drawn into the New York City literary world with the only key to an unsolved, 30-year-old murder.

Stars: Jon Sands, Angel Nafis, Mark Greenfield, Lamont Steptoe

6. VERSE, a Murder Mystery (2011– )
Episode: Chapter 5 (2011)

Mystery

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Jon's obsession with finding the truth about Claire leads to an unexpected phone call from John Giorno who invites him to legendary writer and junkie William S. Burroughs' dungeon layer -- ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Devineni | Stars: Jon Sands, Sophie Ellsberg, John Giorno

7. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,503 | Gross: $0.26M

8. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

87 min | Documentary

7.2
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63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The Hand of Fatima (2009)

75 min | Documentary

8.3
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A film about music, mysticism, and family history, The Hand of Fatima tells the story of music critic Bob Palmer's friendship with a legendary Sufi band called the Master Musicians of Jajouka.

Director: Augusta Palmer | Stars: Bachir Attar, Anthony DeCurtis, John Giorno, Bill Laswell

Votes: 11

10. Flicker (2008)

75 min | Documentary

6.2
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Artist Brion Gysin developed the Dream Machine. The device has in its core a 100-watt light bulb, which is surrounded by a spinning open column with windows to allow the light to shine ... See full summary »

Director: Nik Sheehan | Stars: Brion Gysin, Kenneth Anger, Marcus Boon, Udo Breger

Votes: 102

11. L'hora del lector (2007–2011)
Episode: Episode #3.7 (2008)

Talk-Show

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Director: Emili Manzano | Stars: Emili Manzano, Víctor Amela, Xavier Antich, Ramon Colomina

12. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.0
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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 204

13. Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road (2007)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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A portrait of writer William Burroughs.

Directors: Lars Movin, Steen Møller Rasmussen | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Ann Douglas, John Giorno, James Grauerholz

Votes: 12

14. L'hora del lector (2007–2011)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Emili Manzano, Víctor Amela, Ramon Colomina, Marina Espasa

15. Just Say No to Family Values (2006)

5 min | Short

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Director: Antonello Faretta | Star: John Giorno

16. The Hour (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.0
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

Votes: 460

17. Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture (2001– )

105 min | Documentary

7.5
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ANDY WARHOL: THE COMPLETE PICTURE is the definitive account of the life and work of the most enigmatic and influential artist of the late twentieth century. Over 60 interviews with Warhol's... See full summary »

Stars: Thom Sokoloski, Duane Michals, James Warhola, Paul Warhola

Votes: 120

18. IDn4 (1991)

Drama

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I am so endlessly alone. Whats my illusions, whats my odds, and illusions have to be killed, I don't have more time to destroy. Is my loneliness real and is my longing about what? Then who are this people?

Director: Malga Kubiak | Stars: Kathy Acker, Tanja San Antonio, Andreas Cadaques, Nick Cave

19. IDn3 (1990)

47 min | Documentary

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A family travels through Egypt in 6 months.

Director: Malga Kubiak | Stars: Nick Cave, Diamanda Galás, John Giorno, Ulrich Hillebrand

20. Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets (1989)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Beatty | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima

Votes: 9

21. Andy Warhol (1987)

76 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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The first major profile of the American Pop Art cult leader after his death in 1987 covers the whole of his life and work through interviews, clips from his films, and conversations with ... See full summary »

Directors: Kim Evans, Lana Jokel | Stars: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, Viva, John Giorno

Votes: 77

22. Burroughs: The Movie (1983)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 283

23. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Burroughs (1983)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: William S. Burroughs Jr., Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 127

24. Poetry in Motion (1982)

91 min | Documentary

7.8
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 91

25. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 125

26. Screen Test #3 (1966)

33 min | Short

5.9
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Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: Anne Buchanan, Walter Burn, John Cale, Rufus Collins

Votes: 41

27. Screen Test #4 (1966)

33 min | Short

6.2
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Directors: Ronald Tavel, Andy Warhol | Stars: Anne Buchanan, Walter Burn, John Cale, Rufus Collins

Votes: 36

28. Screen Test #1 (1965)

5 min | Short

5.9
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One of Andy Warhol's screen tests, focusing on an actor's face for 4-5 mins.

Directors: Ronald Tavel, Andy Warhol | Stars: Mario Montez, Susan Sontag, Mary Woronov, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 65

29. Screen Test #2 (1965)

Short

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Directors: Andy Warhol, Ronald Tavel | Stars: Ronald Tavel, Mario Montez, Salvador Dalí, John Giorno

Votes: 35

30. Sleep (1964)

321 min

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Footage of John Giorno sleeping for five hours.

Director: Andy Warhol | Star: John Giorno

Votes: 333