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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Terry 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.

Cast: Robert Crumb , Aline Kominsky , Charles Crumb , Maxon Crumb , Robert Hughes , Martin Muller , Don Donahue , Dana Crumb

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Columbia Tristar, Sony Pictures Classics

Crumb (1994)

Release Date: April 28th, 1995|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • A brilliant chronicle of the life and twisted times of a most unlikely bad boy, a skinny, four-eyed, sex-obsessed misanthrope with no weapons to fire back at the society that rejected him save one: The nerd can draw. show more

  • Crumb is one of the most provocative, haunting documentaries of the last decade. show more

  • Crumb pulls us in with rich detail, and with what it says, or suggests, about art, drugs, psychology and the subconscious.... Like last year's "Hoop Dreams," this documentary does justice to a great subject. [08 Jun 1995] show more

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