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You Never Had It: An Evening with Charles Bukowski

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Kino Lorber, Inc. / New York

We know Charles Bukowski, who died in 1994, as a writer who didn’t shy away from recording life’s ugly parts. A new documentary by Matteo Borgardt, in which a young Italian reporter interviews Bukowski in his home in San Pedro, CA, shows us a man who doesn’t shy away from his own ugly parts, either. Arrogance, selfishness, addiction—all are on display, making the literary star less likable, perhaps, but also more real. —J.V.

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