- Suffered abuse from his relatives and did hard labor after his father became a victim of a political murder.
- Managed to win a scholarship at the University of The Philippines, where he first joined the Dramatic Club.
- Dropped out of college and converted to Mormonism to work as a missionary.
- Made his directorial debut with the film Wanted: Perfect Mother (1970).
- Fought for social justice through his films like Ora Pro Nobis (1989) and Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (1990).
- A car accident was the reason for his untimely death.
- Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival was launched in 2009 in his honor.
- Danilo Brocka — Brother
- Regino Brocka — Father
- Attended University of The Philippines, Quezon, Philippines