Join Film Fringe at The Reliance in Leeds for a special Scalarama festival screening of the documentary Crumb by Terry Zwigoff, a cult American director also known for Ghost World and Bad Santa.
The master of the misfit film creates a fascinating and intimate portrait of one of America's most iconic underground cartoonists, Robert Crumb.
Crumb's notorious career began in 1968 with the publication of the first issue of Zap comix in San Francisco. He is an iconoclastic figure and notorious curmudgeon, some would add disturbed, selfish and misogynistic and his work has been accused of being sexist, racist and perverted.
The documentary was made over 9 years, with the participation of Robert's fellow cartoonist wife, Aline, and members of his dysfunctional family. The result is an extraordinary exploration of mental illness and artistry, and the relationship between the two.
Director: Terry Zwigoff USA | 1994 | 120 mins | Certificate 18