YIDFF 95 International Competition
Director: Terry Zwigoff
USA / 1994 / Color / 35mm / 119 min
Crumb is a sometimes hilariously funny but often disturbing journey into the mysterious and creepy world of underground artist Robert Crumb and his brilliant, talented, but deeply dysfunctional family: his recluse mother and his two brothers (both artists), Charles and Maxon. Crumbs twisted, violent, and at times even outright pornographic cartoons are witnesses of his utter disgust of American society and culture. In the film, we re-discover Robert Crumb, his past and present, and meet at the same time his incredibly talented brothers, who, however, are both too psychotic to function in the outside world, let alone able to pursue a career.