Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over (2020)
After its Hamburg premiere at the UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival, we are once again showing Beth B’s latest feature film: a stunning portrait of no wave icon Lydia Lunch that is as entertaining as it is masterfully crafted in sound and image.Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman (and non-binary being) to indulge, to seek pleasure, and to say »fuck you!« as loud as any man. In this time of endless attacks on women, of ceaseless war, this is a rallying cry to acknowledge the only thing that is going to bring us together – ART …as the universal salve to all of our traumas.
In September 2022, New York's MoMA will present a retrospective of Beth B's work, paying tribute to an artist who exploded onto the New York art and film scene in the late 1970s, after receiving her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1977. Her prolific career is characterized by work that challenges society’s conventions, with a particular focus on social issues and human rights. In the years following her legendary partnership with Scott B in the Downtown NYC small-gauge filmmaking scene, B has produced over 30
documentary, experimental, and narrative films, as well as interdisciplinary work that has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. At the 2022 Kampnagel Summer Festival Beth B is also
directing a stage work with and about the singer Little Annie. And the Alabama Cinema will show three movies by her, for which Beth B will give short introductions (as far as this is compatible with the rehearsal schedule for the stage work in the Kampnagel halls next door).
More films by Beth B at Alabama Kino as part of the Kampnagel Summer Festival:
SAT 8/13: Two Small Bodies (1993)