Bukowski! Taylor Hackford documentary

Written by Joe D on December 15th, 2018

BUK VS. HACK

 

Here is in my opinion of course, Taylor Hackford’s best film. A 1973 documentary on the legendary Charles Bukowski, patron saint of the dive bars, library stacks, post offices and racetracks of Los Angeles. I saw this film years ago and it was very hard to find for a long time but now thanks to the wondrous miracle of YouTube , here ’tis. Check it out amigos, borrachos!

Jazz On A Summers Day

Written by Joe D on December 5th, 2018

Here’s a great music film directed by Aram Avian and Bert Stern, Aram was a terrific editor who became a director. This is an influential music documentary filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Aram Avakian edited The Miracle Worker and Mickey One among other films. A great editor.