|Countries||United Kingdom, United States|
|Running Time||96 MIN|
|Themes||Arts and Culture,
Families and Family Stories,
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Best known for his acclaimed documentary Burroughs–The Movie, Howard Brookner played a leading role in New York’s independent filmmaking community of the 1980s, until his death at age 34. Budding filmmaker Aaron Brookner always had fond memories of his late uncle and a strong curiosity about his life as an artist. By exploring Howard’s archives and through interviews with those who knew and worked with him—including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo— Aaron constructs both a moving portrait of a man whose natural charm led the notoriously reclusive William Burroughs to give him intimate access, and a vivid portrait of the cultural revolution of late 70s and early 80s New York City.