Directed by Chris McKim
Streaming starts on Monday, March 29
“Critic’s Pick! An exemplary documentary on the artist . . . also a mini-chronicle of the East Village art scene of the 1970s and ‘80s New York.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Wojnarowicz 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.
This new documentary offers exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work including paintings, journals, and films revealing how Wojnarowicz incorporated 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. A selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. 2020, U.S., 105 minutes. Recommended for 18+.