2008 Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker?
|Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? / Barbara Caspar|
Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? is the first film to explore the outrageous life and times of the banned American writer, Kathy Acker, a woman who lived her life without boundaries. Named one of America’s original “outlaw writers” by the New York Times, Acker created challenging and sexually graphic fiction rooted in the same New York underground scene which inspired the worldwide punk movement.The film covers every aspect of Acker’s life, from her wild early years in New York City to her untimely death in Tijuana, Mexico, of breast cancer in 1997. Caspar’s film is a multi-layered, artistic tour de force - a sophisticated mix of animation, graphic text and filmed re-enactments of scenes from Acker’s bestseller Blood & Guts in High School, shot in NYC, as well as a host of interviews with leading figures of the time connected with Kathy, including William Burroughs, Kathleen Hanna & Bikini Kill, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Barney Rosset, and Ira Silverberg.
|Script:||Barbara Caspar, Andrew Standen-Raz|
|Editing:||Karina Ressler, Julia Kloiber, Claudia Nussbaumer, Markus Bader. Animations: Jörg Vogeltanz, Anna-Maria Jung|
|Sound:||Chris Bravo, Sean Flood|
|Music:||Roland Hackl - Steadyworks Werner Leiner, Thomas Pronai|
|Producer:||Annette Pisacane, Barbara Caspar, Markus Fischer|
|Production:||Cameo Film- und Fernsehproduktion & Fragile Features & Fischer Film|
|Production Country:||Germany, Austria|
|World Sales:||Fragile Features, Austria Barbara caspar firstname.lastname@example.org|
|STAVROS TORNES:||Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 22:00|
|GOETHE:||Friday, March 20, 2009 - 20:30|