AUTO-LUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD

AUTO-LUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD

“I’ve been contemplating suicide,

But it really doesn’t suit my style,

So I think I’ll just act bored instead,

And contain the blood I would’ve shed.”

 

Rowland S. Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague.  A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique & distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.  He was impeccable, with obscure tastes and an intelligent dry wit.  Told via archival interviews, rare photo stills, and fascinating original footage, Autoluminescent is the story of Rowland S. Howard by those who knew him behind closed doors.

AUTO-LUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD

  • Director: Richard Lowenstein
  • Year: 2013
  • Run Time: 110 mins
  • Country: Australia
  • Rating: M