Novelist and composer Paul Bowles escaped to Morocco, where he was the center of a mid-century, international, bohemian set that included literary luminaries such as William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, and Gore Vidal. Even though he appeared cool and elegant, his presence in Tangiers made it a hip destination for both beats and hippies.
Paul Bowles: The Cage Is Always Open directed by Daniel Young (Switzerland) 2012 includes the last interview Bowles made before his death. The film traces the life of Bowles and his wife Jane, whose story is fictionalized in The Sheltering Sky. Paul primarily focused his attention on men while Jane was primarily interested in women.
The documentary will screen once only Monday 24 June 2013, 11:00 AM at the Castro Theatre during frameline 37. For more information go to www.frameline.org.
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