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Howard Brookner


Howard Brookner was an American film director who also created visual art. He produced and directed the documentary Burroughs: the Movie about William S. Burroughs (1983), Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars on theater director Robert Wilson (1986), and directed, co-produced and co-wrote Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) before his death at the age of 34.

Uncle Howard, a film by Aaron Brookner, looks atabout Howard Brookner's life, is an intertwining tale of past and present, the story of filmmaker Howard Brookner whose work captured the late 70’ s and early 80’s 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.