Wojnarowicz (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m
  • USA

Price: $11.99 + taxes and fees

Chris McKim’s latest documentary celebrates the life and work of New York artist and impassioned AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz.

“A continually insightful, essential documentary that captures Wojnarowicz’s mastery [as] an artist, as well as his fiery and uncompromising spirit” –James Kleinmann, The Queer Review

Wojnarowicz is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. In the 1980s, when the AIDS epidemic was raging through New York,, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992, at the age of 37.

Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work — including paintings, journals, and films — reveals how Wojnarowicz emptied his life into his art and activism. Rediscovered answering-machine tape recordings and intimate recollections from Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar, and other friends and family help present a stirring portrait of this fiercely political, unapologetically queer artist.

Content advisories: mature themes, sexual content, image of surgery, coarse language


Chris McKim