Bukowski: Born into This
Filmfest 2004

"Bukowski: Born into This" is the first comprehensive documentary of Charles Bukowski, who earned a cult following attracted to his graphic and and brutal stories of a life (often his own) lived amidst alcoholism, poverty and violence. The film traces his extraordinary life, from an abusive childhood through numerous menial jobs and turbulent relationships to his eventual international celebrity as a poet, novelist and underground cult icon. Dullaghan spent seven years researching and shooting the film, which includes interviews with, among others, Sean Penn, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbet Schroeder and Taylor Hackford.

tags: Documentary


Director: John Dullaghan