WHO´S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER?
Completed January 2008
Digibeta, colour, stereo, 84 minutes
Written and directed by
Victor Bockris | Wendy Bowers | Lynn Breedlove | Kathy Brew | Dennis Cooper | Leslie Dick | Mel Freilicher | Jeff Goldberg | Sue Golding aka Johnny de Philo | Kathleen Hanna | Richard Hell | Gary Indiana | Kevin Killian | Sylv：：re Lotringer | Marcia Resnick | Avital Ronell | Sherree Rose | Barney Rosset | Carolee Schneemann | Amy Scholder | Ira Silverberg | Alan Sondheim | Betsy Sussler | Matias Viegener | Peter Weibel | Peter Wollen
Jessica J. Andres | Alyssa Chase | Hadley Hege | Michelle Hernandez | Laura Hughes | Brenna McGuire | Abigail Schoenberg | Jacqueline Shea
Animated Characters based on performances by:
Jessica J. Andres
Additional Janey Scenes:
Thalia Thelen | Michelle Hernandez | Trinity Rose
Young man in cinema:
The Censor's Voice:
Marco Zimprich (aac)
Artistic Collaboration & Additional Cinematography
Patrick Bissen (NYC) | Ina Fischer (Vienna)
Karina Ressler | Julia Kloiber | Claudia Nussbaumer | Markus Bader
Joerg Vogeltanz | Anna-Maria Jung
Roland Hackl | Steadyworks
Werner Leiner | Thomas Pronai
Kurt Hennrich | 1z1 | Milos Mraz
Kurt Hennrich | 1z1 | Klaus Pramminger
Hermann Redlingshofer | Birgit Bachler
Sound Recording NYC
Set Design NYC
Unit Production Manager (NYC)
Markus Boesch | Ploil Krepp & Partner (Vienna) | Thomas G. M：¹ller (Munich)
Executives in Charge of Production
Peter Donke (Vienna) | Iris Karmaat (Cologne) | Ruth Fröhner (Cologne)
Ole Landsjöaasen | Uli M：¹ller-Uri | Karin Haager
Andrew Standen-Raz | Janna Velber
Commissioning Editor ZDF/ARTE
Commissioning Editor ORF (Film/Fernsehabkommen)
Annette Pisacane | Barbara Caspar | Markus Fischer
Film and Video Sources
'No one can find little girls anymore'
written, directed by Jonathan Dawson | produced by Jonathan Dawson | Felicity Dawson
Copyright ©1979 Roger Deutsch | directed by Ulli Lommel | produced by Roger Deutsch
produced by Christoph Dreher | Rolf S. Wolkenstein
directed by Joe Gallant | footage courtesy of Hustler Video
'The Transfigured Body'
Leslie Asako Gladsjo
'Seeing is believing'
directed, produced by Lynn Hershmann
'Don Quijote de Orson Welles'
Oja Kodar ©1992
'The Looseleaf report'
produced by Victoria Looseleaf ©1993, 2006
NARA (National Archives & Records Administration), Maryland
'The Blank Generation (1976)'
Amos Poe, Ivan Kral, Johanna Heer
'ID, it’s dance'
'AS Mailart, Tribute to Ray Johnson'
'The Blue Tape (1974)'
produced, co-directed by Alan Sondheim
ABC News Videosource
Helinet Aviation Services
'Did You See?' (1984)
'Saturday Review' (1985)
'Did You See?' (1987),
'Arena: Robert Mapplethorpe' (1987)
©BBC Motion Gallery
British Pathe | ITN Source
ITN Source | Reuters
The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archive, San Francisco State University
The Roland Collection of Films on Art
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
Steeplechase Films, Inc. The Films of Ric Burns
Photographs courtesy of
Wendy Bowers | Kathy Brew | Michel Delsol | Larry Fink | Marcia Resnick | Kate Simon | Kim Stringfellow | Del Lagrace Vulcano
Kathy Acker Film Stills from 1984 South Bank Show ©Courtesy Art + Commerce
The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago & Jon Langford
Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University
'ANNE OF THE INDIES'
©Twentieth Century Fox
Original Soundtrack composed & performed by Roland Hackl
Courtesy of Steadyworks (2008)
'Sex on Wheelz' (R.T. mix)
Performed by: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Written by: Groovie Mann & Buzz McCoy
©Sleaze Box Music Ltd. | BMI 2006
'Waiting for Sunrise'
Performed by Supermarket
Written by Niki Horak
Produced by Roland Hackl
Courtesy of Copyright Control
'They Want Us To Make A Symphony Out Of The Sound Of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues' | 'Keep on Living' | 'Bang! Bang!'
Performed by Le Tigre
Courtesy of Kathleen Hanna
'Sugar' | 'Rebel Girl'
Performed by Bikini Kill
Courtesy of Kathleen Hanna
'Pussy King of the Pirates'
Performed by The Mekons and Kathy Acker
Courtesy of Jon Langford & Susie Honeyman
'Richard Hell and the Voidoids live'
Performed by The Voidoids featuring Richard Hell
Composed by Richard Hell
Courtesy of Richard Hell
'The Temple of Eros' | 'President Bush' | 'I will stay with you tonight'
Performed by Kathy Acker, Lynn Breedlove
Courtesy of PARISRECORDS.NET
Published by Chunball music, ASCAP
'Tribe 8 - live at the Cherry Club'
Courtesy of Lynn Breedlove
'Marquis De Sade'
Performed by Diamanda Galas
Engineered & Recorded by Blaise Dupuy
Courtesy of Diamanda Galas
Quotations from the following books by Kathy Acker
'Blood and Guts in High School'
Grove Press, New York, 1978
Grove Press, New York, 1982
'Don Quixote, which was a dream'
Grove Press, New York, 1986
'Empire of the senseless'
Grove Press, New York, 1988
'In memoriam to identity'
Grove Press, New York, 1990
'My mother: a demonology'
Grove Press, New York, 1993
'Pussy king of the pirates'
Grove Press, New York, 1996
'Hannibal Lecter, my father'
semiotext(e)nativeagents, series, New York, 1991
The Guardian ©Guardian News & Media limited 1997
Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
'The history of Don Quixote de la Mancha' ©1952/1992 Cambridge University Press
Picador | MacMillan | Little, Brown and Company | Random House | Wilhelm Heyne Verlag
VERY SPECIAL THANKS
Kathy Acker’s Estate | Wendy Bowers | Ira Silverberg | Tanya Ury | Matias Viegener
David Antin | Eleanor Antin | Cindy Carr | Jonathan & Felicity Dawson | Robert Elmes: GALAPAGOS ARTSPACE | Dustin Fynt | Richard Foreman | Peter Gordon | Darius James | Steven Shaviro | Lynne Tilmann
Adam Aaronson | Joree Adilman | Beth B | Kaucyila Brooke | B-Side Bar, NYC | Paul Buck | Bundespruefstelle fuer jugendgefaehrdende Schriften, Bonn | Justin Cavin | Mitch Corber | Bobby Cramer | Bob Content: St. Marks Bookshop NYC | Department of Transport, NYC | Pamela Dery | Pauline Deschamps | Michael Dolan | Duke University | Christian Emberschitz | Susanna Feder, BBC | Diamanda Galas | Marina Grzinic | Edgar Honetschlaeger | Lynn Hershman | Enrico Jakob | Peter Janecek | Fred Jordan | Georg & Hildegard Kasper | Cindy Klein, Manhattan Medical Center | Sandra Kocuvan | Herwig Kopp | Malga Kubiak | Dunja Larise | Charlie Latham | Gerhard Lemli | Gesa Marten | Mayor´s Office for Film & TV, NYC | Jonas Mekas | Jessica Marx | Astrid Meyers | Mieschief Films | Gailute Miksyte | Alan Moore | Anna Moran: Toys in Babeland | Manfred Neuwirth | Gorazd Poposki, The Macedonian Cultural Center | Gary Pulsifer | Martin Putz | Larry Rickels | Herwig Rogler | Jerome Rothenberg | Shakespeare & Company Wien | St. Marks Poetry Project | Nikita Steiner | Elias Scorapanos | Willoughby Sharpe & Pamely Seymour | Sarah Schulman | Martin Schweighofer | P. A. Sitney | Marvin Taylor | Christine Tew | Kika Thorn | Jordi Torrent | University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum, Graz | University of Brandeis: Karen Adler Abramson | Laurence Viallet | Claudia M. Vogeltanz | Peter Weibel | Hal Wilner | Nick Zedd
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