This critically acclaimed film is an intimate documentary portrait of R. Crumb directed by long-time friend Terry Zwigoff. Shot over a period of six years, it traces Crumb’s life and career from his strict Catholic upbringing to his emergence as a leading figure in the underground comic movement and ultimately ends with his move to a new home in France with his wife and daughter. It features interviews with a colorful cast of characters including family, friends, colleagues, critics, and ex-lovers. Crumb is at once a profound biographical portrait, a riotous examination of a man’s controversial art, and a devastating look at a troubled family. It was named the best film of 1994 by the late Gene Siskel and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995.
Published by The Criterion Collection
$30 DVD, $40 Blu-Ray