Chicagoist Weekend Theater: Gus Van Sant's Film Debut On Chicago TV

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 13, 2013 6:30PM

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WTTW's Image Union has provided a launching pad for scores of young filmmakers over the decades. Here's a historic debut from June 14, 1982.

Gus Van Sant's The Discipline of DE is a nine-minute short film adaptation of a William S. Burroughs short story about the concept of "DE"—doing things easy. Van Sant directed the film as an instructional, showing how to apply DE into one's everyday routine.

The complete episode of Image Union featuring Van Sant's film can be viewed on the Media Burn Archive.