Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (2011)

From myth to legend 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… More

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Affectionate, complex and engaging.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

If you know nothing about any of this, you'll come out of Autoluminescent with an appreciation and a sense of wonder.

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Craig Mathieson
sbs.com.au

Autoluminescent has an unspoken sense that he was an uncertain proposition for those close to him. Whether that is compelling or cautionary may depend on if you're one of the true believers.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

I did find this really fascinating and rather sad too.

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

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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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Fans will love it; non-fans will get a strong taste of the hedonistic alt.universe these people inhabited.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

For anyone interested in Rowland's career and life, or in the music scene of those times, this is absolutely a must-see film.

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Beth Wilson
Trespass

Although this film will obviously interest Howard's fans, even those who are unaware of his legacy will find Autoluminescent a fascinating dip into the life of a musical genius.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

An amazing documentary about the late Australian musician Rowland S. Howard.

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