One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and performance artists, the masked and merkin-clad Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity and sexuality. Directed by the enigmatic artist herself, the film deconstructs Narcissister’s celebrated stage shows while revealing the influence of her origins, growing up in blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern California as the child of a Sephardic Jewish mother and an African-American father. With as much to say about self-love as self-loathing in women’s lives, NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER is a thrilling, profound and utterly moving experience.
DIRECTED BY NARCISSISTER
UNITED STATES | 2018 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE | 91 MINUTES
Brooklyn-based artist and award-winning performer, Narcissister, is masked and merkin-ed clad in her directorial debut, NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER. Premiering at SXSW before going to the Sundance Film Festival, the film deconstructs her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costume...