United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Anthony Balch was born in 1937, and died in 1980. A commercial film distributor and cinema owner, Balch handled an eclectic mix of art cinema and sexploitation films. He collaborated with Burroughs on several released short films and private film experiments. Anthony Balch collaborated on a number of film experiments with William Burroughs, the writer famous for his cut-up method of composing texts. Towers Open Fire is an assault on linear narrative and good taste, and brings together readings by Burroughs, unrelated film sequences, and the pervasive image of Brion Gysin's prototype Dreamachine - inducer of hallucinations and mental stimulation.