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One To Watch: Crumb

One of the most celebrated documentaries of the '90s

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Apr 15, 2016

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WHY TO WATCH: If you're an artist, you need to see this movie. If you're a weirdo, same thing. If you're a fan of art, outsiders, Bugs Bunny, fetishes, fear, stories of madness, investigations of family and happiness and dark humour. As TIFF's Programmers say, this is "one of the most celebrated documentaries of the '90s," and it holds up every bit as well today. Any documentary about the cartoonist Robert Crumb would inevitably be fascinating, his character guarantees it. But Terry Zwigoff, as a close personal friend, had the kind of access no other filmmaker could, and the result is a work of art as compelling and strange as Crumb's own work.