Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard

Biographical insight into the life of Aussie punk-rock icon Rowland Howard, from his emergence in the late ‘70s to his death in late 2009. Includes interviews with Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth.

"Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation. Despite the trials and tribulations of his career, in an age of makeover and reinvention, Rowland Howard never ‘sold out’... [compiled from] recent interviews, archival interviews and other fascinating and original footage." (Official Synopsis)

People's Choice, Best Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: M, contains offensive language and drug references110 minsAustralia
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The Age

The Age

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At best Autoluminescent is that rare thing, a tribute to an artist that comes close to being a work of art in its own right.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Lowenstein and Milburn are not just making a film about a guitarist but a whole movement and moments in time...The film is spectacularly successful at evoking those periods and at locating Howard in his times.

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The Age

The Age

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At best Autoluminescent is that rare thing, a tribute to an artist that comes close to being a work of art in its own right.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Lowenstein and Milburn are not just making a film about a guitarist but a whole movement and moments in time...The film is spectacularly successful at evoking those periods and at locating Howard in his times.

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