Coming to Discovery+ today, Thursday, October 14:
Sachi Cunningham, Vayabobo
DOC NYC 2020
Cleveland, ReelAbilities, Bentonville
From angry skatepunk to international provocateur, the emotional story of a one-of-a-kind artist’s struggle to be understood.
The film previously screened at DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Dance, art, performance, and disability politics converge in this entertaining and enlightening portrait of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, break dancer, and skate punk, who wields his crutches as tools of expression and instruments for audience provocation. The film journeys through a decade of intimate access and a lifetime of archival footage that includes Shannon’s stage work for Cirque du Soleil, the Sydney Opera House, the Tate Modern, and the Chicago MOCA.