You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski

Directed by Matteo Borgardt

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S., Italy, Mexico
Language: English
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You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski

Cast
Charles Bukowski
Linda Lee Beighle
Silvia Bizio
Frances Schoenberger
Michael Montfort
James Borgardt

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Directed by Matteo Borgardt


With theaters closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this film will be released on August 7 in "virtual cinemas" supporting independent art houses. Click here to learn more and find a theater near you to support.

Producer and journalist Silvia Bizio introduces an evening with writer Charles Bukowski by recounting her time with the author and the discovery of an extraordinary time capsule that lead to the documentary’s creation. This short documentary is based on a video interview conducted by Bizio in January of 1981 with Bukowski at his home in San Pedro, California. It was a long night of smoking cigarettes and drinking wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle, talking about all kinds of subjects, from writers to sex, love and humanity. The interview was shot on Umatic tapes which have been digitized and edited along with new shots in Super8 of scenes of Los Angeles today and poems read by the same Bukowski.

Reviews

"A time capsule which captures an iconic American author in his natural state and habitat. Must see footage for any Bukowski enthusiast."

"Exuberant, surprising and fascinating."

"Innovative, visceral."



Awards

  • Official Selection – Venice Film Festival (Venice Days), Slamdance Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Madeira Film Festival

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