The Burgess Variations

Directed by David Thompson

To accompany this week’s symposium on the Manchester-born and educated author, we are pleased to present this two-part documentary that traces Burgess’ life and works. The programme features archive clips plus a cornucopia of interviews from across the years – via print, radio, and television – and contemporary offerings from friends and colleagues, including Erica Jong, Gore Vidal, AS Byatt, William Boyd and more.This screening will be introduced by Alan Roughley, Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

116 minutes