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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

Biography

Screening Information

May 8 - 8:30PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2018
Running Time 78 MIN
Language English
Director Chuck Smith
Themes Arts and Culture,
Outliers,
Trailblazers,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

Few people are familiar with Barbara Rubin, a pioneering underground filmmaker who introduced Warhol to the Velvet Underground show, Dylan to Jewish mysticism, and was an influence on Lou Reed and Allen Ginsberg. This omission is rectified by this riveting portrait of an artist who, at seventeen, apprenticed with the legendary filmmaker Jonas Mekas and directed Christmas on Earth, a sexually graphic hybrid of multi-media installation and performance art. We follow her trajectory from avant-garde artist to Orthodox homemaker who renounced her radical past.

Presentation Details

Guest Mike Zryd, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Cinema and Media Studies, York University
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

Joan Sohn

Shown With Film

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