Bukowski: Born Into This

Montana Premiere

Bukowski: Born Into This is the first comprehensive documentary of Charles Bukowski (1920-1994). 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. The result is a film that peels off the hardened mask of the mythic Bukowski to reveal the insecure, loving and extremely human man-and the artist -underneath.