Documentary, Film
Jan 28, 2021

BAD ATTITUDE: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez Premiering At Slam Dance Film Festival

Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is a documentary which explores the controversial art and life of the legendary underground cartoonist, set to premiere at Slam Dance Film Festival.

From the propaganda comics of WWII, to the underground comics breakthrough in 1960’s New York and San Francisco, to the graphic novels of today, Bad Attitude is an enthralling history of comics and a rousing call to art and activism. Featuring a roster of friends and family, Bad Attitude dives deep into Spain’s life with insight from comics luminaries R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Ed Piskor, and features animation by Spain’s daughter, the New York-based artist, Nora Rodriguez. The documentary is brought to us through the eyes of his wife, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern.

Image Credit: Jane Richey

Of the documentary Sunsan says; “Bad Attitude is a love letter to my partner in art and life, Spain Rodriguez, but it is also a love letter to all activists, especially artist-activists, “I hope Bad Attitude creates a space for conversation about the art and social justice we are trying to make, the ways we fail, and how we can be forgiven.”