Crumb

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Released 1994

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Director:
Terry Zwigoff
Released:
1994
Rating:
R
Crumb is the 1995 biographical documentary about the unusual life and controversial work of comic book artist and counter-culture icon Robert Crumb. R. Crumb helped create the underground comic book scene with his popular and sexually charged characters in "Fritz the Cat," "Mr. Natural" and "Zap Comix." As Crumb and his wife, Aline, plan to leave the United States for a new life in France, the artist reflects on his past and his hopes for the future. The film takes a long look back at his unusual childhood and his interviews his troubled brothers, Charles and Maxon. Crumb's depiction of women as objects of fascination and terror in his artwork gets discussed by his mother, Beatrice, as well as his wife and many past girlfriends. Fellow artists from the 1960s San Francisco scene also reminisce about Crumb's effect on their artwork and lives. Directed by Terry Zwigoff ("Ghost World"), this compelling documentary won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as a number of critical awards.moreless

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Biography, Independent