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September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm–9:30 pm
Meet R. Crumb: legendary underground comic book artist, ragtime jazz aficionado and arguably one of the less eccentric members of his extended family. Join us for this special screening as we invite local cartoonist and comic book artists to display their art in our lobby.
Terry Zwigoff directed this unique and intimate documentary about another cartoonist. Infamous for his late ‘60s LSD-inspired countercultural Zap Comix (and his characters Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat), Crumb comes off as an offbeat but charming raconteur. As Zwigoff examines his subject’s work, aesthetic and outlook on life, he uncovers an even more intriguing and far darker story as he extensively interviews Crumb’s disturbed brothers Maxon and Charles.
A landmark documentary that reached a wide audience for its time, Crumb remains a singular portrait of what inspires and influences the creation of art.