Friday at the Flicks: Crumb
Weird sex, obsession and comic books – the ingredients for one of the best documentaries of all time?
Friday at the Flicks is USQ Toowoomba’s very own film club where you can come along and enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history while sipping a glass of bubbles!
Offering a licensed cash bar, made to order cheese platters and a complimentary post show reception, Friday at the Flicks is the perfect way to end a busy week.
Become a Friday at the Flicks Club Member and enjoy the full season of 2019 films for just $40.
About the film
Winner of seven prizes for best documentary/ non-fiction film, including the 1995 Grand Jury Prize Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Crumb chronicles the career of underground cartoonist Robert Crumb (R. Crumb).
R. Crumb is the artist behind iconic works including Keep On Truckin’ and Fritz the Cat, and he played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix.
Focusing on the experiences, characters and family of R. Crumb, the film features interviews with the cartoonist’s family, wife and children, shedding light on his psychology and darkly cynical perspective on life.
Trivia bite: During the nine years it took to make this film, financially-struggling director Terry Zwigoff lived on around $200 a month and suffered from crippling back pain and chronic depression.