The mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.
In the Spring of 1970 CHARLES BUKOWSKI, then little known, packed his overnight bag, locked the door of his tumbledown East Hollywood apartment behind him, and took his first plane ride to ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
At Tio's Tacos, a stand near L.A.'s Lafayette Park, David hears a voice through the pipes of the urinal: someone is trapped in a basement room. David wants to do good, so he creeps ... See full summary »
Although this film was first released in 2005 (it gave director Richard Sears Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival that year), I actually saw this as part of Sears' 2009 feature film In The Drink. An Evil Town follows a mysterious, private man who moves from city to city feeling a sense of isolation from the immoral world around him. It's a dark/noir film that was based on a Charles Bukowski story and it's so evocative and really pulls you in from the first frame and keeps you there until the last one. Sears is methodical in his direction and really cements his reputation for making visually driven storytelling with An Evil Town. Greg Lucey is a brilliant lead and really brings through the drama of this man's depressing situation so beautifully that you cannot bear to tear your eyes away from the screen for even just a moment. I actually watched this film twice because it was just so powerful and really left an impression on me. I highly recommend it to any lovers of good film.
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