One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & 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 her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costumes, pop music hits, unabashed eroticism and heavy doses of humor. This doc goes behind her iconic mask – revealing her experience growing up and feeling ostracized in blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern California as the child of a Sephardic Jewish mother and an African-American father. Narcissister Organ Player is a thrilling, profound and utterly moving experience.
This film contains sexually explicit material.
“[A]n enigmatic performance (and performer) that thrives in absurdity yet isn’t afraid to play with sentimentality.”-The Austin Chronicle
“Though her work is ironic and provocative, the film is intimate and emotionally raw…her dedication to an art that reflects her experiences with surreal and playful inventiveness.”-The Boston
SAT, DEC 08, 4:45p
Florida Premiere Engagement!
Documentary directed by NARCISSISTER/2018/91mins.