Exclusive Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez teaser, poster & stills
Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival next month, ComingSoon.net has received the exclusive first teaser, poster and stills for the documentary Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez, which explores the life of the titular underground cartoon artist. The teaser can be viewed in the player below and the poster and stills in the gallery beneath it!
From the propaganda comics of WWII, to the underground comics breakthrough in 1960s 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.
“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,” director Susan Stern, also Rodriguez’ Emmy-nominated wife, said in a statement. “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.”
Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is directed and produced by Susan Stern. Associate Produced by Victoria B. Fender. Edited by Elizabeth Finlayson, Jim Klein, Bill Weber, and Fender. Cinematography by Naiti Gámez and Vicente Franco. Original score by B. Quincy Griffin and music by Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jesse Hill, Ben King, The Fugs, and Charles Mingus. Featuring Spain Rodriguez, comics luminaries R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Ed Piskor. Writer Ishmael Reed, feminist critics Susie Bright and Andi Zeisler, and Mission District artists René Yañez, Rio Yañez and Yolanda López. A Bernal Beach Films production.
The documentary is set to have its world premiere in the Breakouts section at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival.