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Paula Vaccaro talks up slate

EXCLUSIVE: Producer is in Cannes with slate that includes a restored William S Burroughs doc and On The Milky Road.

London-based Argentinean producer Paula Vaccaro is in town talking up an eclectic slate that includes a restored William S Burroughs doc and Emir Kusturica’s On The Milky Road.

Pinball London’s Vaccaro and Aaron Brookner serve as remastering producers on Burroughs: The Movie.

Brookner launched a Kickstarter campaign in late 2012 to restore the film, which his late uncle directed and remains the only feature doc about the Naked Lunch author, born 100 years ago.

Criterion is on board to release on DVD and Janus Film will distribute theatrically at the end of the year after Burroughs: The Movie returns to the New York Film Festival, the site of its world premiere 30 years ago.

Brookner will film the festival screening and insert into his original doc, Uncle Howard, which Vaccaro also produces. Jim Jarmusch is executive producer on that film.

The producer is also looking for co-production partners on Victoria Solano’s Sumercé, which is in pre-production and will chart the plight of Colombian farmers whose livelihoods are under threat. Vaccaro produces with Solano and Marco Cartolano.

Finally, Vaccaro is presenting On The Milky Road, the Pinball London, BN Films and Rasta International Production title from Kusturica, who stars alongside Monica Bellucci.

Photo: Paula Court

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