United States 1994, 120 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Anarchism dripping with humor, a wild, misanthropic perspective, obsessive occupation with sex, exposure of the ridiculous embodied in American culture—this is the artwork of Robert Crumb, the most prominent American cartoonist of the last 50 years. Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World) and David Lynch collaborated to create a personal and humorous portrait of this fascinating artist. Crumb tells of his childhood in Philadelphia, the first sex symbols that shaped his life (one of them Bugs Bunny) and his erotic fantasies. His eccentric family members—Charles (the disturbed but talented brother who committed suicide after the filming had been completed), Max (the masochistic brother), and his mother who hasn’t left her home in ages—provide an additional dimension to this funny/sad film. It became a cult hit and won numerous awards in the U.S. and worldwide.
Previous Festivals:New York (NYFCC Award), Seattle (Golden Space Needle Award), Sundance (1995)
Production: David Lynch, Lynn O'donnell, Terry Zwigoff
Editing: Victor Livingston
Cinematography: Maryse Alberti