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Plot, Details & Awards


Not Yet Rated In Theaters 11/7/1997 , 89min.
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Plot & Details

This documentary profiles poet/performance artist Bob Flanagan, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Flanagan explains, with engaging humor, how his obsession with controlled, self-inflicted pain has helped him to deal with his uncontrollable suffering. His philosophy forces one to look at sado-masochism with fresh eyes. The film includes explicit scenes of genital self-mutilation.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Independent Spirit Awards Truer Than Fiction Award Kirby Dick Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Sundance Film Festival Special Recognition Won

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