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‘Uncle Howard’ Trailer: Jim Jarmusch–Produced Documentary Looks Back at a Filmmaker Whose Life Was Cut Short

Howard Brookner died in 1989.

It’s been a busy year for Jim Jarmusch. In addition to premiering both “Gimme Danger” and “Paterson” at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the indie stalwart also produced and appears in “Uncle Howard,” an upcoming documentary by Aaron Brookner. Watch its trailer below.

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Brookner’s film concerns the life and work of his uncle Howard Brookner, who died in 1989. Here’s its synopsis: “‘Uncle Howard’ is an intertwining tale of past and present — the story of filmmaker Howard Brookner, whose work captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, and his nephew’s personal journey 25 years later to discover his uncle’s films and the legacy of a life cut short by the plague of AIDS.”

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Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Madonna, Matt Dillon, Robert Wilson and Sara Driver are among the other celebrity interviewees in “Uncle Howard,” which played at both Sundance and Berlin this year.

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