What a thrilling, profound experience...trust me: you've never seen anything like it.
--Daily Beast
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Narcissister Organ Player

Part of our Culture Vulture series. For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.

One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and 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. From public outings with Marilyn Manson, collaborations with Marina Abramovic to a stint on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT - Narcissister is no stranger to the spotlight. 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.

As Narcissister pushes the boundaries of contemporary art, she must also contend with the waning health of her biggest champion: her eccentric and loving mother. With as much to say about self-love as self-loathing in women’s lives, Narcissister Organ Player is a thrilling, profound and utterly moving experience.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 11.26.18 - 11.27.18
Royal, 11.26.18 - 11.27.18
Town Center 5, 11.26.18 - 11.27.18
Claremont 5, 11.26.18 - 11.27.18
Rated NR
Genre: Culture Vulture
Runtime: 91 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Owen Gleiberman, Variety
For a long time, performance artists cultivated the image, and maybe still do, of standing outside the system of conventional bourgeois values. (More often than not, that was the whole point.) But in the fascinating avant-garde home-movie documentary psychodrama “Narcissister O...