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The film contains some still shots featuring two men kissing each other.

The film features the use of the expletive "f**k" as uttered by the characters out of frustration and/or for emphasis.

The film contains some drug scenes, such as an archival footage of a man holding a joint up in front of the camera before passing it to his friend, and an old photograph of a man sitting at a table with some white powder in front of him.

The stronger portrayal and exploration of mature themes is featured. Homosexual themes/content as a sub-plot is also depicted, but discreet in treatment and not gratuitous.

In exploring Brookner's life, the film also touches on his sexual orientation, and his relationship with his surviving partner of 10 years. Through a series of interviews, the documentary looks at how the pair met and the reactions of their families to their relationship.

'Uncle Howard' is a documentary about American film director Howard Brookner who died of AIDS in New York in 1989 while his breakthrough Hollywood movie was still in post-production. The documentary is directed by Howard's nephew, Aaron Brookner, who manages to retrieve Howard's missing prints, and reveals the story behind the man.

Official BBFC Rating: 15 (strong language)

Expected MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and brief drug use


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