Exclusive Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez Teasers, Posters & Still Images

Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival next month, ComingSoon.net received the exclusive first teaser, poster and stills for the documentary Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez, who explores the life of the eponymous underground cartoon artist. The teaser can be viewed in the player below and the poster and stills in the gallery below!

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From the propaganda comics of WWII to the breakthrough of underground comics in New York and San Francisco in the 1960s to today’s graphic novels Bad attitude is a compelling story of comics and a rousing call to art and activism. With a list of friends and family Bad attitude delves deep into Spanish life with insights from comic book greats R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Ed Piskor, and shows animations by Spain’s daughter, New York based artist Nora Rodriguez.

Bad attitude is a love letter to my art and living partner, Spain Rodriguez, but it’s also a love letter to all activists, especially artist activists, ”said director Susan Stern, also Rodriguez’s Emmy-nominated wife, in a statement. “I hope Bad attitude creates a space for conversation about the art and social justice we want to create, the ways we fail and how we can be forgiven. ”

Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is staged 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. With Spain Rodriguez, Comic stars R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Ed Piskor. The writer Ishmael Reed, the feminist critics Susie Bright and Andi Zeisler and the artists of the missionary district René Yañez, Rio Yañez and Yolanda López. A Bernal Beach Films production.

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The documentary is set to have their world premiere in the Breakouts section at the Slamdance Film Festival 2021.