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Uncle Howard

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Synopsis

When Howard Brookner lost his life to AIDS in 1989, the 35-year-old director had completed two feature documentaries and was in post-production on his narrative debut, 'Bloodhounds of Broadway'. Twenty-five years later, his nephew, Aaron, sets out on a quest to find the lost negative of 'Burroughs: The Movie', his uncle's critically-acclaimed portrait of legendary author William S. Burroughs. When Aaron uncovers Howard's extensive archive in Burroughs’ bunker, it not only revives the film for a new generation, but also opens a vibrant window on New York City’s creative culture from the 1970s and ‘80s, and inspires a wide-ranging exploration of his beloved uncle's legacy.
Sundance Film Festival 2016 - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
96 mins
Director
Aaron Brookner
Producer
Paula Vaccaro
Co-Producer
Sara Driver, Alex Garcia
Executive Producer
Jim Jarmusch
Editor
Masahiro Hirakubo
Screenwriter
Aaron Brookner
Director of Photography
Gregg de Domenico, André Döbert
Sound
Diana Sagrista, Alberto Muñoz; Sound Editor: Vanesa Lorena Tate
Music
Jozef van Wissem, Mogwai, Neu!, Dirty Three, The Pretenders
Principal Cast
With contributions from Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch, James Grauerholz, Hisami Kuroiwa, Tom DiCillo, Darryl Pinckney, Robert Wilson, Stewart Meyer; (Archive footage: Howard Brookner, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson)

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

Pinball London
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Sales
Company

ICM Partners
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