Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing ... See full summary »
This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.
Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer ... See full summary »
'Breakfast With Bukowski' is a humorous telling of writer's block. 'Henry' leaves his flop-house apartment and goes to the horse track, in search of inspiration. There he wins a race, then ... See full summary »
While sitting on a fire escape eating eggs, a drunkard watches a human body fall past him impacting on the sidewalk below. He runs to tell his girlfriend only to find that she does not believe his tale.
Things have not been going well lately for Hank, a reclusive alcoholic who believes his brown blanket is trying to do him in. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the blanket, Hank... See full summary »
Bukowski at Bellevue is basically amateur footage of one of the poet's readings, unearthed after thirty or so years. With little or no introductory matter, it plunges straight into the readings, as Bukowski reads some of his best poetry for the audience.
The film and sound quality testifies to the film's amateur origins, with the sound level at times fluctuating, and the film itself briefly freezing up as the audio goes on. However, viewers interested enough to rent this will not be watching for the technical aspects. Rather, they will thrill to hearing the man himself read poems such as "I Think of the Little Men."
This film is best seen as a companion piece for the documentary Bukowski: Born Into This. Combining the latter film's examination of the poet's life with footage of him in action has an excellent effect.
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