In 2011, Brookner started a project whose goal was to find and restore the films and archive footage of his late uncle –his earliest cinematic influence–, director Howard Brookner. This is his tribute to him, through the access to a treasure made of home movies and family photos.
“I knew he was going to die. And I knew death was a sad thing. But somehow nothing was sad around Howard.” The one talking is Aaron Brookner, director of this beautiful film, and he’s referring to his uncle, Howard Brookner, who died when Aaron was eight. The memories he cherished of his uncle, the way in which that figure became bigger and bigger and the consolidation of an inheritance (one filmmaker made another, and vice versa) flow into this film-river that tells it all: William Burroughs, Robert Wilson and Madonna (protagonists of Howard’s work); the wild New York of the ‘80s; the way in which art really shaped life, love and death. But apart from the names, what Uncle Howard tells perfectly is the way in which someone can pass through the world and leave indelible marks in people. MP
D, G: Aaron Brookner F: André Döbert, Gregg de Domenico E: Masahiro Hirakubo S: Diana Sagrista, Alberto Muñoz P: Paula Vacaro, Sara Driver, Alex Garcia PE: Jim Jarmusch CP: A Pinball London Production In Association with Creative Europe, IFP, The Filmmaker Fund, Itaca Films, Bertha Foundation, Jerome Foundation I: William S. Burroughs, Howard Brookner, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Dicillo
The Film Collaborative. Jeffrey Winter T +1 323 207 8321 E firstname.lastname@example.org W thefilmcollaborative.org ~ unclehowardfilm.com
He was born in New York and studied film at Vassar College. He started his career working in Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes and directed the short The Black Cowboys (2004) and the feature The Silver Goat (2011).
27 de April de 2016
Durante 11 días y en 27 sedes, la ciudad se vistió de cine con una notable respuesta del público.
24 de April de 2016
find here which are the surprise films that bafici programmed for today at village recoleta: there are tickets available for all screenings.
24 de April de 2016
enjoy a free three-part program at cc recoleta: shorts from the “hacelo corto” fest, wallace & gromit and michael jackson.View all news