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Must-See Documentaries: Weird and Wonderful World

by James Christian

Think documentary’s are boring? You’ve been watching the wrong ones. Here at Rohrbach, we have a terrific collection of documentaries on DVD and video. Here are four strange delights from the media collection:

Crumb (1994)

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Crumb

Art nerds and sex freaks, take note. Cartoonist R. Crumb is one of the greats of the  underground comic boom. Characters like Fritz the Cat and Mister Natural linger in the counterculture subconscious. His publication Zap Comics, peddling its mix of twisted sex, philosophy, and burnout cynicism, is revered and studied to this day. Now the unabashed weirdo finds himself under the filmmaker’s microscope. The film crackles with unsavory energy, as we hang on Crumb’s every rant and anecdote, peruse his eye-popping illustrations, and hang out with his bizarre brothers. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World) and produced by David Lynch, Crumb is a demented, heartfelt classic of the art-doc genre. Call Number: NC1429 .C78 1998

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