NYFF: Beyond 'Moonlight,' THR's Film Critics Pick the 5 Hidden Gems

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An intensely personal exhumation project with a creeping emotional undertow, Aaron Brookner’s doc fleshes out the ghost of his childhood hero, his uncle, filmmaker Howard Brookner (who died in 1989 of AIDS). The result is a warm portrait of a man and a moving journey through a now vanished New York. — David Rooney

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