Bukowski: Born Into This (2002)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Release Date - May 28, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Advertising writer John Dullaghan makes his feature-length directorial debut with the documentary Bukowski: Born Into This. The infamous poet, novelist, and screenwriter Charles Bukowski has made a legacy of writing about hard living in a unique prose style. His work paralleled his lifestyle, leading to the autobiographical novels Women, Hollywood, and Post Office. This documentary investigates his life through archival clips, interviews, and footage of the man himself. He appears at a public reading in San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore. Conversations with Bukowski's friends, including rock star Bono and actor Sean Penn, reveals some personal stories and experiences. Bukowski: Born Into This was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the documentary competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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bohemian, novel, poet