DIRECTOR: TERRY ZWIGOFF
CAST: ROBERT CRUMB
Robert Crumb’s work as the breakout star of the underground cartooning scene was plenty well known before the appearance of this intimate, deeply melancholy documentary, but Zwigoff’s film revealed the deep well of pain and family dysfunction that Crumb’s work draws from. This screening commemorates the publication of R. Crumb's Dream Diary, a project 40 years in the making, and one that offers readers a raw, unpasteurized mainline to all of the artist's well-documented preoccupations. To quote Crumb from his intro to the book, in his usual self-effacing style, "Whether or not the general reader will find these dreams interesting is anybody's guess, but my ego is big enough to go ahead and once again, expose myself, exhibit myself, and to hell with the consequences."
Ronald Bronstein, co-editor and publisher of R. Crumb's Dream Diary, will be on hand to introduce the film and with copies of the book.