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Title 
WHO´S AFRAID OF KATHY
ACKER?

Genre
Documentary

Status
Completed January 2008

Language
English

Technical Details
Digibeta, colour, stereo, 84 minutes


Written and directed by
Barbara Caspar


Dramaturgic Advice
Reinhard Jud


Appearances 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

Young Students
Jessica J. Andres | Alyssa Chase | Hadley Hege | Michelle Hernandez | Laura Hughes | Brenna McGuire | Abigail Schoenberg | Jacqueline Shea

Animated Characters based on performances by:
Janey:
Jessica J. Andres
Additional Janey Scenes:
Brenna McGuire
The Scorpions:
Thalia Thelen
| Michelle Hernandez | Trinity Rose
Lover:
Adam Green
Pimp:
Salvatore Abbadessa
Young man in cinema:
Jos¨¦ Cruz
Kidnapper:
Justin Lane
The Censor's Voice:
Peter Waldenberger


Cinematographer
Marco Zimprich (aac)

Artistic Collaboration & Additional Cinematography
Andrew Standen-Raz

S&M-Footage
Andreas Neureiter

Camera Assistants
Patrick Bissen (NYC) | Ina Fischer (Vienna)

Edited by
Karina Ressler | Julia Kloiber | Claudia Nussbaumer | Markus Bader

Animations
Joerg Vogeltanz | Anna-Maria Jung

Music
Roland Hackl | Steadyworks
Werner Leiner
| Thomas Pronai

Sound mix
Martin Merc

Post-Production
Kurt Hennrich | 1z1 | Milos Mraz

Colour Grading
Kurt Hennrich | 1z1 | Klaus Pramminger

Graphics
Hermann Redlingshofer | Birgit Bachler

Sound Recording NYC
Chris Bravo

Set Design NYC
Dominika Ksel

Unit Production Manager (NYC)
Justin Lane

Legal Counsel
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)

Line Producers
Ole Landsjöaasen | Uli M¨¹ller-Uri | Karin Haager

Executive Producer
Andrew Standen-Raz | Janna Velber

Commissioning Editor ZDF/ARTE
Kathrin Brinkmann

Commissioning Editor ORF (Film/Fernsehabkommen)
Johanna Hanslmayr

Producer
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

'Blank Generation'
Copyright ©1979 Roger Deutsch
| directed by Ulli Lommel | produced by Roger Deutsch

'Streetfashion'
produced by Christoph Dreher
| Rolf S. Wolkenstein

'Ave X'
directed by Joe Gallant
| footage courtesy of Hustler Video

'The Transfigured Body'
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

'Seeing is believing'
'Helter Skelter'
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

'Ins Leere'
Astrid Ofner

'Subway Riders'
'The Blank Generation (1976)'
Amos Poe, Ivan Kral, Johanna Heer

'ID, it’s dance'
'AS Mailart, Tribute to Ray Johnson'
Arleen Schloss

'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
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


Music
Original Soundtrack composed & performed by Roland Hackl
Courtesy of Steadyworks (2008)
www.steadyworks.de

'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
REDOING CHILDHOOD
Courtesy of PARISRECORDS.NET
Published by Chunball music, ASCAP

'Tribe 8 - live at the Cherry Club'
Recorded 2005
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

'Great Expectations'
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


Additional Sources
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

SPECIAL THANKS
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

THANKS
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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