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Wojinarowicz

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05/15/2021
Date: May 7 - May 20
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Ticket Price: See website for ticket information
Time: Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.
Website: www.TheRoss.org
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Opening on Friday, May 7, WOJNAROWICZ pays stirring -- and suitably uncompromising -- tribute to a brilliant artist, honoring his professional legacy while offering glimpses of his private life. Restless and bracing, “WOJNAROWICZ” gives a notorious life its due. –Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times There's... considerable beauty and invention on display here, as often there was even in David Wojnarowicz's most enraged work. –Dennis Harvey, Variety WOJNAROWICZ is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, May 7 through Thursday, May 20. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. WOJNAROWICZ is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, 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.