Wojnarowicz

Directed by Chris McKim

Year: 2021
Running Time: 105
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Wojnarowicz

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Directed by Chris McKim


Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37. Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work – including paintings, journals, and films – reveals how Wojnarowicz emptied his life into his art and activism. Rediscovered answering machine tape recordings and intimate recollections from Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar, and other friends and family help present a stirring portrait of this fiercely political, unapologetically queer artist.

This film will be released on March 19 in virtual cinemas. Click here to find a Kino Marquee virtual cinema supporting a theater near you.

Reviews

“A stirring requiem of rage and resistance.”

“Deeply moving. One of the best movies of the year.”

“A rich and riveting work that captures Wojnarowicz's unapologetically queer spirit, and serves as a testimony to the enduring power of art.” 

"Like an irate guardian angel, the American artist David Wojnarowicz was there when we needed him politically."

"Few artists encapsulate the power of fury better than David Wojnarowicz."



Awards

  • Special Jury Prize: Best Use of Archival Materials – DOC NYC

  • Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival

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