1hr 45mins
Directed by
Chris McKim
David Wojnarowicz

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Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37. Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work – including paintings, journals, and films – reveals how Wojnarowicz emptied his life into his art and activism. Rediscovered answering machine tape recordings and intimate recollections from Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar, and other friends and family help present a stirring portrait of this fiercely political, unapologetically queer artist.

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A documentary on the artist David Wojnarowicz shows the ways that the rebel was a prophet, and honors him appropriately.

Review Author
Glenn Kenny
Review Publication
New York Times
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Deeply moving. One of the best films of the year.

Review Author
Richard Brody
Review Publication
The New Yorker
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A stirring requiem of rage and resistance.

Review Author
David Rooney
Review Publication
The Hollywood Reporter

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