Bukowski: Born Into ThisDocumentary
Box Office: $0.3M
PRINCIPAL CASTCharles Bukowski, Bono, Michael Cano, Joyce Fante, Taylor Hackford, Sean Penn, Barbet Schroeder, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton
Bukowski: Born Into This is the first comprehensive documentary of Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) and while longtime fans will find confirmation of the Bukowski they'd always imagined, there are plenty of surprises in store. The film traces his extraordinary life, from an abusive childhood through decades of poverty and alcoholism; numerous menial jobs and turbulent relationships; through 14 years as a postal employee; and his eventual international celebrity as a poet, novelist and underground cult icon.
In his lifetime, Bukowski became most widely known as the screenwriter and real-life model for Barfly, the feature film based on his early life.