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Uncle Howard

In 1989, film director Howard Brookner died shortly before the completion of his first fiction feature, Bloodhounds Of Broadway. He had already made two documentaries, Burroughs and Robert Wilson And The Civil Wars, but this third picture was to be his breakthrough. Sadly, Brookner never got the chance to enjoy the warm reception to his work. In an effort to memorialise this forgotten filmmaker, Howard's nephew Aaron Brookner pores over footage which has been untouched for decades and interviews the people who knew the filmmaker, including fellow directors Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo. These testimonies, interspersed with Aaron's recollections of his uncle, build up a detailed portrait of an artist whose life was cut short by Aids before his creativity could be fully unleashed.