From Burroughs to Uncle Howard: An Interview with Aaron Brookner
Huffington Post - 3 months
The new documentary Uncle Howard is an inspired compilation of recovered footage, interviews, a story of discovery by Aaron Brookner, a filmmaker who followed in his uncle's craft. A passing of a baton, you could say, Uncle Howard reflects Aaron Brookner's determination to ensure his uncle's legacy. Aaron was seven when Howard Brookner, died of AIDS in 1989. Some family films show them together, a handsome, charming young man with a cute little boy.
In 1983, Howard Brookner's biopic Burroughs was featured in the New York Film Festival, and then lost. Aaron found the film at the Bunker, Burroughs' residence on the Bowery, and this year Criterion released the DVD thanks to Aaron Brookner's work on restoring his uncle's work. But more, Aaron found enough additional footage to create this homage, with producers Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver who remembers this talented group including Howard as student filmmakers together excited by the chance to tell stories in new ways in film. Coming fu
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