1 hr. 19 min.
Hubert Selby Jr. wrote such classic American novels as "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and "Requiem for a Dream." This documentary explores how he managed to succeed despite tuberculosis, money troubles and drug abuse, eventually achieving international acclaim for his edgy work. Narrated by Robert Downey Jr., the film includes rare interview footage of the late Selby, plus contributions from actress Ellen Burstyn, director Darren Aronofsky, musician Lou Reed and others.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr.