We got a lot of emails from drag artists, musicians, queer performers and many other creative types, as well as PR companies and major corporations wanting to share their latest projects with us. This latest one features an exciting new free screening, sponsored by World of Wonder, that has been added to Outfest programming.
Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker, named by both The New Yorker and Rolling Stone as one of the Best Films of the Year, will screen at 6:45pm on Sunday, August 15 in the DGA 2 space. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the film’s Emmy-winning director Chris McKim, moderated by Homophilia podcast host Dave Holmes.
“a wondrous, intimate, and often outrage-inspiring biographical portrait” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“A stirring requiem of rage and resistance.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Evocative, first rate”- David Harvey, Variety
Wojnarowicz is an autobiographical portrait of the life of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, the artist weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death in 1992 at the age of 37. Produced by WOW Docs co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, Wojnarowicz exemplifies the brand of groundbreaking storytelling which earned Barbato and Bailey the Outfest Achievement Award in 2011.
Synopsis – “Wojnarowicz: F**ck 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 is 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.