Documentary 108 min
Streaming Online: Fri, Mar 26—Thu, Apr 1

“David Wojnarowicz, born 1954, experienced an abusive childhood, became a hustler as a teenager, and died of complications from AIDS in 1992. Yet, in his thirty-seven years, Wojnarowicz made himself known – much to the enrichment of American culture and social development – as a painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter, and political activist. Charles McKim’s bristling documentary, a New York Times Critics Pick, celebrates a life that, although troubled and pained, illuminated how violence and anger are engines for so much of “this American life”. With, among others, Fran Lebowitz, Nan Goldin, and Kiki Smith.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA 

“Critic’s Pick! [An] exemplary documentary on the artist… also a mini-chronicle of the East Village art scene of 1970s and ’80s New York.” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“…a wondrous, intimate, and often outrage-inspiring biographical portrait of the artist and his times” — Richard Brody, New Yorker
directed by
Chris McKim
Barry Blinderman, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Richard Kern