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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Abductees

    1995. Great Britain. Paul Vester. 11 min.

  • Crumb

    1994. USA. Terry Zwigoff. 119 min.

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Abductees

    1995. Great Britain. Directed by Paul Vester. 11 min.

  • Crumb

    1994. USA. Directed by Terry Zwigoff. A riveting picture of the artist whom critic Robert Hughes has called “the Breughel of the twentieth century,” the film explores R. Crumb’s iconoclastic vision, his sexual obsessions, and his use of taboo images as a response to the “family values” learned at the hands of a brutal father and amphetamine-addicted mother. Interviews with Robert’s brothers Charles and Max, who as children also took refuge in art, complete this darkly funny, haunting look at our culture—at the nuclear family, the artist as sexual outlaw, and the capriciousness of fate as played out in a single family. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. 119 min.