Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider

The Screening of the Documentary Film “PAUL BOWLES: THE COMPLETE OUTSIDER”, produced and directed by Catherine Warnow and Regina Weinreich with Q&A (Presented by the co-producer/co-director Regina Weinreich)

In celebration of the documentary’s new release in DVD, I would like to present a screening of PAUL BOWLES: THE COMPLETE OUTSIDER, produced and directed by Catherine Warnow and Regina Weinreich with Q&A for Performing Tangier 2008. The 57-minute award-winning documentary was principally shot in Tangier in 1988, in Paul Bowles’s home, at the market, at the mosque, on the “Mountain,” and at the Café del Hafa. Additional footage was taken in Fez, Marrakech, etc. Paul Bowles talks about his writing and music, Jane Bowles, his relationships artistic and otherwise, his career in New York and his life in Morocco. Mohammed Mrabet and others are interviewed, as well as Ned Rorem, Allen Ginsberg, and Edouard Roditi.

The film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1994 and was featured at film festivals in the Hamptons, Seattle, London, Turin, Jerusalem, Montreal, and Minsk where it was awarded Grand Prix for Best Documentary in 1995. The film was also screened in Frankfurt as part of a conference focused on the special artistic correspondence between Frankfurt and Tangier.


Regina Weinreich is a co-producer/director on the award-winning documentary PAUL BOWLES: THE COMPLETE OUTSIDER and a writer on THE BEAT GENERATION: AN AMERICAN DREAM. The author of the critical study, Kerouac’s Spontaneous Poetics (Southern Illinois University Press, 1987, Thunder’s Mouth, 2003), she edited and compiled Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Viking, 2003). A leading scholar of the Beat Generation, she has contributed to numerous essay collections and literary journals including The Paris Review, Five Points, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Talk Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, American Book Review, Hamptons Magazine, The Forward, The East Hampton Star, among others. She is a Professor in Humanities & Sciences at The School of Visual Arts in New York.

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