A couple of years back, filmmaker Howard Brookner‘s long thought lost “Burroughs: The Movie,” his portrait of the famed writer, was re-discovered, cleaned up, and finally screened. However, the story behind the discovery is just as fascinating, and the upcoming documentary “Uncle Howard,” set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the tale.
Directed by Aaron Brookner, executive produced by Jim Jarmusch, and featuring William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch, Robert Wilson, Matt Dillon, Madonna, and more, “Uncle Howard” takes a look Howard Brookner’s legacy. Here’s the official synopsis:
UNCLE HOWARD is an intertwining tale of past and present. New York filmmaker Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989, while making his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work, which captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, was buried in William S. Burroughs’ bunker for 30 years. Now in a personal journey, his nephew Aaron unearths Howard’s filmmaking legacy and the memory of everything he was.
“Uncle Howard” will have its first screening at Sundance on Monday, January 25th. Watch below.