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Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker?
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?, Dir. Barbara Caspar, 2008, colour, sound, 84 min. Image courtesy Kathy Brew.

An experimental meditation on Acker’s larger-than-life persona, offering a celebration and critique of the writer in equal parts.

Through interviews with artists, writers and musicians who were part of Acker’s extended milieu (including William S. Burroughs, Richard Hell and Carolee Schneemann) alongside animated renditions of scenes from Acker’s novels, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? resists depicting the writer as an idealised icon, instead portraying her as a beguiling and intensely contradictory figure.

This screening forms part of the I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker programme.

£7 Full, £5 Green/Concs, £3 Blue Members

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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