David Wojnarowicz (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992) is the subject of the new WOW Docs documentary film, Wojnarowicz: F—k You F-ggot F—ker. The film has just been acquired by Kino Lorber, and it will have a theatrical release on March 19 followed by VOD release on Kino Now and home video.
The film, a collage-like and incisive look at the artist, showcases how his powerful and unapologetic way of seeing the world gave voice to queer rights at a critical time in American history.
Wojnarowicz was a fearless and prominent painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter/recording artist, and AIDS activist in the New York City art world.
He refused to acquire a signature style, and instead adopted a range of techniques that radically intersected political activism with his own personal narratives about the AIDS crisis and culture wars occuring during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
His work has been exhibited in well-known East Village galleries and major New York City landmarks, and continues to make an impact today.
You can get a deeper understanding of his art and life by watching Wojnarowicz: F—k You F-ggot F—ker.
The film is directed by Emmy Award-winning director, Chris McKim (who previously worked on Emmy Award-winning film, Out of Iraq), and produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and McKim. The cast includes David Wojnarowicz himself, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Hujar, Kiki Smith, Richard Kern, Nan Goldin, Carlo McCormick, and the band, 3 Teens Kill 4.
For more information on how you can watch the new film, click here.