Courtesy Strand Releasing
In experimental Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz’s 1990 punk rock picaresque, an assassin falls in love with a soap opera star and pursues her with the unlikely help of a rock critic and a philosopher. A metaphor for the genre-crossing art practices of the then-New York art scene, The Golden Boat
includes appearances by Kathy Acker, Vito Acconci, Annie Sprinkle and The Wooster Group
Ruiz’s first film produced in the United States, The Golden Boat is a satirical overview of the sensibilities and concerns of the downtown New York art scene during a significant time for the avant-garde community.