New to DVD this week:
LYDIA LUNCH: THE WAR IS NEVER OVER
DOC NYC 2019
SXSW, Rotterdam, Jihlava, Doclisboa, Melbourne, Ashland, Revelation Perth
A career-spanning exploration of the notable cultural figure.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Turning trauma into precise and angry feminist rock, American singer, writer, and actress Lydia Lunch helped birth the No Wave music scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s—and she’s still killing it today. Fellow No Wave pioneer Beth B constructs a lively portrait of this innovative performer, whose confrontational artistry resonates loudly in today’s feminist landscape. Critics, filmmakers, musicians, and friends discuss the relevance of Lydia’s brilliantly vitriolic world.