- Written by Malcolm Riviera
Claymation B&W Short, 1993
This is a 15 minute claymation adaptation of beat author William S. Burrough's short story of the same name. Bill himself narrates "A Junky's Christmas" with his trademark nasal monotone. The claymation is great, and makes this an even more bizarre holiday treat.
The animation comprises 95% of the film, but it is bookended with some strangely heartfelt b&w footage featuring Burroughs. The opening shows Bill wandering in to a traditionally decorated Christmas living room, selecting one of his books from the shelf, then settling in to read the tale. Switch to 15 min of claymation. The film ends with a short b&w bit of Burroughs and friends in The Bunker in New York, joyously ripping through a turkey feast and wishing all the happy viewers a "very Merry Christmas."
Must viewing for all hipster pagans and beat street freaks.
imdb info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125812/