Director: Terry Zwigoff Run Time: 119 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1995
Starring: Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb, Robert Crumb, Robert Hughes
At the 2023 Cinema Eye Honors, Terry Zwigoff’s’ Crumb was recognized with the Legacy Award, which recognizes films that embodies the Cinema Eye mission statement of recognizing and honoring exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film as well as being a film that has inspired a new generation of filmmakers to create art in the nonfiction realm.
In Crumb, Zwigoff creates a complex but affectionate portrait of his longtime friend, underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. A notorious curmudgeon who would prefer to be alone with his fellow cartoonist wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb and his beloved vintage jazz records, Crumb reveals himself to be a complicated personality who suffered a troubled upbringing and harbors a philosophical opposition to the 1960s hippie underground that first celebrated his work.
After the screening, Terry Zwigoff will be presented his Legacy Award and join independent film programmer and consultant Rachel Rosen for an on-stage conversation.